The highly controversial Super League plans have raised the prospect of Arsenal Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham being kicked out of the Premier League as a sanction over their involvement.
Spotting an opportunity from what this change could mean, Wolverhampton Wanderers – who finished seventh behind the six clubs in 2019 – added the line “Premier League Champions 2018/19” to their Twitter account.
“It’s probably too late for a parade,” Wolves tweeted.
Not wanting to miss out on a possible trophy, Southampton, who finished seventh on the heels of the big six in 2014/15, followed the Wanderers’ lead and declared themselves the victor in that season.
“On behalf of the 2014/15 champions, we would like to extend our congratulations to you,” tweeted the Saints.
The teasing is the latest in a series of humorous jibes at the Super League – a breakaway tournament which would see the establishment of a ‘closed league’, without the threat of relegation for the 12 founding members.
The plans have drawn ire and ridicule from across sports, social media and politics – with Doncaster Council proclaiming themselves to be a part of a “European Super League of Councils”.
“We are delighted to announce we are one of the founding members of the ‘#EuropeanSuperLeague of Councils,” tweeted the local council.
“We have signed up alongside Barcelona Council, Milan Council and Handforth Parish Council to this elite group.”