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01/07/2021

Sky Documentary To Chart Rapid Fall Of European Super League

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A new exclusive documentary is heading to Sky exploring the European Super League (ESL) saga which rocked the world of football earlier this year.

Produced by award-winning production company, Fulwell 73 ('Sunderland 'Til I Die', 'The Class of 92', 'I Am Bolt'), in association with Sky Studios, the 90-minute film will chart the dramatic rise and fall of the proposed international competition.

The film will tell the story of the ESL with an exclusive inside look at the events and decisions that led to the landmark announcement and spanning not just those turbulent few days following the statement but also recent footballing history to give context to its inception. Supported by archive footage, the film will feature first-hand interviews with figures from the 12 founding clubs, global footballing leagues and federations, players and fans themselves.

Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual Commissioning at Sky, said: "The announcement and disbanding of the European Super League became one of the most volatile 72 hours in football history. Football fans and non-fans alike debated, protested and trended this game-changing decision around the world before watching its rapid collapse. When Fulwell pitched us the film as a high stakes thriller with exclusive access from inside the story, we knew this would be a brilliant fit for Sky Documentaries."

Richard Thompson, Head of Music & Sport – Features and Series at Fulwell 73, added: "The story of the European Super League gripped the world and you didn't have to be a football fan to understand its significance and what it meant to the sport, clubs and fans across the globe. We're excited to hear first-hand from those involved to learn about the stories behind the headlines and bring this truly fascinating tale to life."

The film will air on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW later this year.
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