Roger Mitchell’s views on fans watching their local team play suggest he probably wasn’t cut out to be SPL‘s chief executive.
He was in charge of the Scottish Premier League between 1998 and 2002 and was the driving force behind several controversial decisions in the game.
Those included clubs having to meet a 10,000-seater stadia rule to play in the top-flight and rejecting a big money broadcasting deal with Sky to pursue a SPL TV project that never got off the ground.
Mitchell has been critical of the Scottish league since he left 15 years ago, but one of his most recent tweets suggest he might never have been cut out for the job.
While watching Juventus against Barcelona in the Champions League last night, Mitchell wrote:
Magnificent game. Some absolute touches of class. I've never understood how people can be satisfied by their local fare after watching this. https://t.co/8hukKYzbTL
— Roger Mitchell (@RPMComo) April 19, 2017
Some fans who follow the businessman were quick to hit back at him – telling him they support their local team so they can feel part of something.
Some even said that the Champions League is what is wrong with modern football.
But maybe the appeal of local football being lost on Mitchell is part of the reason he never worked out as chief executive of the SPL?
What’s your view?
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