A Premier League shareholder meeting held last week came to the conclusion that a Brexit working party was required to find consensus between the FA, EFL and Premier League over the number of foreigners allowed in a squad in the post-Brexit wasteland heading our way.
The FA have been touting a ‘merit system’ which sees teams allowed to field more foreigners if they bring through a certain number of homegrown players. The FA’s technical director, Les Reed, touring England to try and convince clubs this is the way to go.
“It’s a wise move,” the Daily Mail quoted one club as saying in Monday’s edition. It is not clear if that club was Burnley or not.
It is, of course, only a wise move if you completely ignore how the Premier League is only such a behemoth of a product because of the influx of foreign talent.
Kind of like the rest of the UK, really.
But sure, Brexit. Yippee.
Taking back control of something we always had control of in the first place.
Can’t wait til we all have to play like Burnley.