Lineker highlights major problem with Ek replacing Kroenke at Arsenal
Following the news that Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek is considering replacing Stan Kroenke at Arsenal, Gary Lineker has highlighted a major problem.
Replying to a tweet about Ek's supposed obsession with Arsenal, Lineker said: "This is a big part of the problem. Fans want these billionaires to buy their clubs….just hoping for better billionaires than the ones they already have.
"You’re proving the point by already looking for any positive.
"I’m sure all these owners want the team to do well.
"This one has not exactly been generous to musicians, but I’m sure he’d be different with footballers and your club. If it happens, I hope it works for you….but."
Ek is the co-founder of the online music platform Spotify, and in recent days, it has come out that he – and a consortium – are looking to takeover Arsenal.
The Swede came under fire last November for the announcement of a digital payola scheme: it offered an algorithm boast on playlists, if artists took a pay cut.
Lineker then agreed with a tweet from Thomas Perry which said: "If he's got enough money to buy Arsenal, he should give more to the musicians who made it for him."
Following the announcement – and quick demise – of the European Super League, football's ownership, especially at the 'Big Six', has come under fire.
Football fans in the UK have started petitions for the FA to introduce a 50+1 rule, similar to the rule implemented in Germany.
The rule would stop billionaires from having absolute control of the club, putting the fans back in charge.
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