Consider each of the following events:
The creation of a European Super League, leading to the collapse of domestic television rights
A severe and sudden decline in attendances owing to demographic changes and the rise of other forms of live entertainment
The removal of transfer fees through legal challenges from FIFPro
The Chinese Super League attracting dozens of top […]
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