Survey finds even supporters of the ‘big six’ feel their team should be penalised for attempting to form a separate league

Most people believe the six English Premier League football clubs involved in the proposed European Super League should be punished as supporters’ fury over the failed breakaway continues to simmer.

According to a new Opinium poll for the Observer, 60% of respondents want Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur penalised: more than a quarter would like to see the clubs heavily fined, while a fifth advocate a points deduction. A majority of fans of the “big six” backed calls for their own clubs to be punished.

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