Greater than 100,000 individuals have signed a parliamentary petition, launched by ex-footballers, calling for an impartial regulator in English soccer.
Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker are amongst 23 ex-players and journalists to undersign an open letter to followers.
They are saying April’s European Tremendous League tried breakaway demonstrates the necessity to reform the sport’s governance.
It should now be thought-about for a parliamentary debate.
“As soccer followers, we had been appalled by the try to arrange a European Tremendous League,” reads the letter, which has additionally been signed by Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards.
“It was a direct menace to the integrity of the sport; destroying the idea of sporting benefit and open competitors.
“Supporters got here along with one voice to oppose the cynical power-grab by a gaggle of rich homeowners. The livid protests had been heard and the breakaway fell aside.
“Now we should ensure that this by no means occurs once more. With out swift and direct intervention, the return of a European Tremendous League shall be a relentless menace.”
Along with an impartial regulator, the petition additionally calls for presidency laws which might cease Premier League golf equipment from making an attempt to desert the soccer pyramid.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester Metropolis and Tottenham all withdrew from the European Tremendous League inside 48 hours of its launch after followers protested.
The transfer was criticised by the UK authorities, which has introduced ahead a fan-led evaluation into English soccer that may think about possession, finance and supporter involvement within the recreation.
“We welcome the fan-led Authorities evaluation of the sport and hope it results in lasting change on an array of essential considerations; together with co-ordinated methods to take care of racism, supporters’ illustration inside golf equipment, LGBTQ points, ticket prices and the distribution of revenue,” the letter added.
“All of these goals might be realised if we take decisive motion now.”
Talking on Friday, sports activities minister Nigel Huddleston mentioned the fan-led evaluation into soccer will look into the potential of an impartial soccer regulator.
“We’re issues and contemplating issues resembling a regulator,” he informed BBC Sport. “It is within the combine, it is actually one thing that I do know some individuals see nice profit from. It’s within the combine, there is no doubt about it for the time being.”
Premier League chief govt Richard Masters added: “It is applicable that soccer comes up with new proposals round fan illustration and session.
“Now we have to be open to regulatory change however I do not suppose the reply is an impartial regulator. I’d defend the Premier League’s report in regulating its golf equipment.”