TRAINSPOTTING writer Irvine Welsh branded Boris Johnson as “gormless toff” in response to his comments on the European Super League.
The Scot hit the Prime Minister after publicly criticizing the controversial European Super League of football on Twitter last night.
Johnson criticized the development of the European Super League and tweeted: “Plans for a European Super League would be very detrimental to football and we are helping football authorities to take action.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson posted his opinion on the European Super League on Twitter. Copyright – Boris Johnson Twitter
“They would hit the heart of the national game and affect fans across the country.
“The clubs involved need to respond to their fans and the wider football community before taking any further action.”
The 62-year-old Welshman responded by slamming the Prime Minister, claiming his attitude towards the highly controversial league was genuine and branded him “gormless toff”.
The Scottish writer tweeted this morning and wrote: “A man of conviction. A man of principle.
“A man who has the deepest interests of the game and its supporters in his heart.
“N / A. A gormless Toff whose advisors told him it was unpopular.”
Irvine Welsh believed the prime minister’s attitude was real. Copyright – Irvine Welsh Twitter
The tweet received over 500 likes and dozens of retweets, with many users joking at the Prime Minister’s expense.
@ BernieSutton7 wrote, “I bet he doesn’t even know about the offside rule.”
@tomritchiemcfc said: “You would think he would support runaways from longstanding and credible organizations?
“Or has he already forgotten about Brexit!”
@brophy_andy replied, “Probably had an alternate tweet just in case …”
@ danielb00296613 joked: “’Gormless toff’ = Perfect description of the man.
“You should be a writer.”
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.
The European Super League is a renegade football league that is intended to be played as a rival to the current European elite competition, the Champions League.
Twelve of Europe’s elite football clubs have announced that they have agreed to set up the competition, which is due to start as soon as possible.
However, the league was heavily criticized by fans and experts, as only five clubs could participate in the competition through sporting success.
In the meantime, the 15 “founding clubs” would be guaranteed entry into the competition, regardless of their performance.
It has also been stated that the breakaway clubs will receive € 3.5 billion to support their infrastructure and investment plans amid the pandemic.