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Supporters have shown owners how important they are | Seamus Coleman

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Republic of Ireland and Everton captain Seamus Coleman has praised the likes of Jordan Henderson, Marcus Rashford and James Milner for speaking out against the European Super League.

Key players from the so-called 'big six' posted their objections to the breakaway tournament on social media before all the English teams pulled out on Tuesday night.

“It’s been a very interesting week. I think we’ve seen the good and the bad of football," the Donegal man said of the collapse of the Super League.

“The bad being the greed aspect of it all which was very, very disappointing, but then the good being fans of all clubs getting together and really putting their points across that the proposed Super League isn’t what we want.

“I thought that definitely showed the good side of football - the fans and a lot of broadcasters coming together as well.

“The football world united to let everyone know what we thought of the proposals. I think the feelings were unanimous amongst players, managers and fans so we got to the right conclusion in the end.

“I’m quite a laid-back person, things don’t bother me that much, but when the proposal was announced it just left a horrible feeling as a football fan, never mind as a player. It just automatically felt off, it didn’t feel good or right.”

Everton came out strongly against the six English founder members of the Super League and Coleman says their stance was clear.

“When I saw the statement from my own football club condemning the plans, how strong they were and how they spoke from the heart, it gave me massive pride to be part of this football club. We are known as The People’s Club and that showed.

“Times like this make you so proud to be part of Everton because we are about the fans – and we always have been. We all understand football is a business but that’s only to a certain degree.

“Football is nothing without the fans and it never will be anything without the fans. Supporters showed owners at the top of these clubs how fans continue to be so important."

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