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Boris Johnson Threatens to Change U.K. Law to Thwart Soccer ‘Cartel’

  • Six English clubs say they will join breakaway European league
  • Plan not in fans’ interests and must be stopped, Johnson says

Boris Johnson threatened to change British law to block the proposed European breakaway soccer league comprising the world’s richest clubs, which include six from England he accused of acting like a “cartel.”

Johnson and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held a meeting Tuesday with U.K. football authorities and fan groups, at which the prime minister said the government supports all actions necessary to stop the league from proceeding. At a press conference later, he criticized the breakaway clubs and their plan.