image captionThe plan by some of the world’s biggest football clubs to start a new European Super League (ESL) has provoked a fierce backlash and continues to dominate many of Tuesday’s front pages. The Daily Express says the Scottish Football Association has branded the move “cynical” and warned it could be a real danger to the future of the game.
image caption“The Great Game Robbery,” the Sun puns, as it says “anger mounted last night” at the plans.
image caption“A red card for rebels,” is the Metro’s take on the story which has rocked the football world. It says the the UK, Spanish and Italian governments have vowed to fight the proposals, while the Scottish FA has said they would be hugely damaging to the game. The paper also covers the moment Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was thrown out of a pub in Bath after he was confronted by the landlord over lockdown restrictions.
image captionThe Daily Telegraph leads on Prince William’s comments about the proposed ESL. The paper says the prince, who is also president of the English Football Association, has warned of the damage a breakaway football league could do to “the game we love”. Its main photo shows Manchester United fans standing outside Old Trafford holding a banner: “Created by the poor, stolen by the rich”
image captionThe Times reports that the plans for a super league prompted an “extraordinary backlash” as ministers said they were prepared to do “whatever it takes” to stop them going ahead. Elsewhere, the paper says the UK government has been accused of waiting too long to impose a travel ban on India, after it was disclosed that thousands of people had arrived from the country since the new coronavirus variant emerged.
image captionThe Daily Star also leads with the Scottish FA’s attack on the “cynical” breakaway plans by some of the richest clubs in football. The Scottish game’s governing body has warned the super league poses a real risk to football in this country.
image caption“You’ll never go it alone,” is the i’s headline, as it reports that Uefa threatens to expel breakaway teams and players from competitions.
image captionElsewhere, The Scotsman leads with Scottish Labour saying Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP “catastrophically failed” at protecting the lives of care home residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
image captionThe Herald says pub and restaurant owners are furious that “bombshell” guidance over social distancing indicates that they need to have 11-foot long tables.
image captionThe Daily Mail focuses on the election campaign, saying Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has urged pro-Union supporters to unite in a bid to stop the SNP winning a Holyrood majority and sparking a second independence referendum.
image captionThe Daily Record says Rangers star Glen Kamara and his lawyer Aamer Anwar have been bombarded with death threats and racist attacks from Slavia Prague fans. The abuse came after Uefa banned Slavia’s Ondrej Kudela for 10 matches for racially abusing Kamara during last month’s Europa League tie at Ibrox.
image captionThe National says the SNP have slammed a Scottish Tory manifesto pledge to cut income tax for higher earners.
image captionThe Press and Journal says Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has insisted his party is the only one “telling the truth” about the future of Scotland’s oil and gas industry and the threats to hundreds of thousands of jobs.
image captionThe Courier tells how the passenger who died in the Stonehaven train derailment in August last year was heading for one of his final shifts before retiring as a tugboat master in the Firth of Forth.
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News says more than 30,000 vaccination appointments have been missed since NHS Lothian set up mass vaccination centres in the capital and surrounding areas.
image captionThe Evening Express says residents in Aberdeen have called for more patrols from city wardens to stem a “pandemic crime wave”.
image captionThe Evening Telegraph focuses on the announcement of funding to boost Dundee’s plans for a new Eden Project in the city.
image captionThe Glasgow Times says a Glasgow University graduate scammed a teenager out of £8,100 by pretending to be a bank worker.
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