The Prime Minister attacked plans for a European Super League at the last briefing in Downing Street Covid.
Boris Johnson held the press conference to brief the nation on a new task force that has been set up to find new therapies to fight the virus.
But the mirror online reports that he turned away from the subject when journalists repeatedly asked him for his views on the planned breakaway league, which sparked an outcry in the football world.
Mr Johnson said plans by top football teams to create the European Super League “create some kind of cartel”.
The Prime Minister has threatened to find a legislative way to stop plans for clubs – including the so-called “Big Six” of the Premier League – to join the new competition, in which the same clubs would compete every year with no risk of relegation.
He said: “Be without a doubt that we do not support it … the creation of this European Super League.
“I think it’s not in the interests of the fans, it’s not in the interests of football. How can it be right to have a situation where you create a kind of cartel that keeps clubs from competing against each other and properly against each other to play?” with all the hope and excitement fans across the country are experiencing?
“I think it’s against the basic principles of competition.”
He asked, “How can it be right that you create some kind of cartel that is preventing clubs from playing against each other without the hope and excitement of fans across the country?
“Football was invented in this country. These clubs, these names, come from famous cities in our country.”
“I don’t think it’s right that they should somehow be evicted from their hometowns and hometowns and become international brands and merchandise without reference to the fans who have loved them all their lives,” he said.
He continued: “We want to support the FA and the Premier League so we can thwart this proposal before it goes much further.”
The prime minister again refused to rule out “legislative measures” but refused to elaborate on it.
According to reported earlier todayhas threatened to drop a “legislative bomb” to stop the proposals.