Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has suggested that the Premier League can take a cue from American sports to raise funds.
Boehly had said that having something like an all star game which is usually done in sports like NBA and NFL, can generate massive revenue for the Premier League.
However, Jamie Carragher wasn’t buying into that, and has said that Boehly reeks of arrogance with such a statement, having just come into the Premier League few months ago.
“I’ll be honest with you, when I look at that statement I think is incredibly arrogant to speak about a league that you don’t know,” Carragher said.
“I’m not as strong as Thierry, I don’t think we should ever discount ideas. Of course, we shouldn’t. The Premier League is an international league with owners, managers, players and that’s what makes it the best.
“I don’t particularly like those ideas but to come and speak like that when he’s not even proved that he can run a Premier League club well yet. I mean he’s sacked a manager after three games having spent £250million. Straight away you’re thinking ‘that’s not right’.
“He’s not made a great start. To speak like that when you’ve been somewhere for six weeks and talk about ‘we’re going to bring what we doing in other American sports’, I just think of the American public would feel if an English Premier League football owner then went to the NFL and was saying ‘we do this in the Premier League’.
“It is incredibly arrogant to speak like that, but even if he’s coming up with ideas to improve league, listen, there’s nothing wrong with ideas. I don’t think many people agree with him.
“I don’t, Thierry doesn’t. Some people may differ with that. But to speak like that when you’ve been in the country for such a short time – and he hasn’t even proven that he’s a good owner of Chelsea yet.”