The super league fiasco proved that football is broken. But fans from across Europe already know this and have been shouting about it for decades. Now, we’re calling on UEFA, FAs, leagues, clubs, and politicians to stay true to their word by acting to fix it.
#ReclaimTheGame is a pan-European campaign that includes 11 demands, covering important subjects such as ticket prices, safe standing, UEFA revenue distribution, and fan involvement in discussions on the future of football.
After consulting with FSE members, we’re confident that these demands are widely applicable, appealing to the interests of fans in different countries, from the Champions League to the grassroots game.
#ReclaimTheGame aims to complement, rather than supersede, various domestic initiatives, with each demand able to fit into diverse local contexts.
The pandemic and super league crisis have provided an unparalleled opportunity for European fans’ groups to push for meaningful changes in the way football is governed at every level. In addition, the FSE Fans’ Forum, held in April 2021, showed that there is a clear desire for collective action on issues that impact fans of clubs across the continent and football pyramid.
How Can You Get Involved?
The #ReclaimTheGame manifesto is available in 8 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, and Russian). It is hosted on a standalone website (reclaimthegame.eu) and can be downloaded in several colour combinations.
We encourage you to add your own logos to the manifesto template and share it on your websites and social media channels using the hashtag #ReclaimTheGame. You could also use #ReclaimTheGame on banners or other choreo materials.
There will be no list of signatories, but feel free to send us links to your posts/actions via info[at]fanseurope.org so we can collate them.
What Will Happen to the #ReclaimTheGame Website in the Long-Term?
We hope to continually add more content and use it as a platform for related campaigns and initiatives. We’ll keep everybody posted about further developments.