There is little doubt in the fact that England’s Premier League is actually the ‘Premier’ league in Europe. From its widespread popularity to its lucrative commercial value, season after season passes by, but the entertainment value of the Premier League rarely dwindles.
In recent years, the quality of football across all participating sides has improved too, and now, one can catch demonstrations of attractive football from Brighton all the way to Manchester City.
But with these merits, comes a disadvantage, one of borderline arrogance. It’s not rare to see PL fans diminish other leagues and brush off stars by asking the infamous ‘cold rainy night in Stoke’ question.
Additionally, English players who do well in the league are quickly regarded as world-class, and English media pushes their status with rampant PR. This phenomenon is a known fact and recently Spanish club Sevilla called out the hypocrisy via their Twitter account.
The Sevillistas posted an image featuring Spanish midfielder Joan Jordan, alongside a supposed PL fan calling him overrated. Right below, the same fan is amazed by Jordan as his name has now been changed to ‘John Jordan’, and he’s also English now.
The meme brazenly calls out PL fans for overrating their players and dismissing those who play in a different part of Europe. Jordan himself is a prime example, the Spaniard has quietly enjoyed a good season in Red and White so far, and yet many rudimentary fans would have no clue who he is.
Mikel Oyarzabal, Dani Parejo, Pau Torres are some other incredible talents who haven’t received the attention they deserve. One can only hope this changes in the future, however, going by the responses on Sevilla’s Tweet, Premier League fans are going to remain as adamant as ever.