Soccer (or football to international fans) isn’t usually a topic for American late night fodder. But as an Englishman and avid soccer/football fan, The Late Late Show’s James Corden decided to use his platform to comment on the sport he loves. Recent developments within the European Soccer League got the late night host quite riled up. This led to Corden speaking out against some owners forming a Super League, which caused the host to go viral for his impassioned football Super League speech.
For the average American, this news wasn’t a huge deal. But for many Brits (or Europeans in general), the announcement of a Super League was the latest disappointment in recent years by football owners. James Corden decided to air out his frustration over the decision on his late night talk show. The Cats star pointed out the already-established Challenger League, which is like the proposed new league. Corden broke down what this latest decision spells for the worldwide sport:
Before James Corden went on his viral rant, the owners involved in the European Super League released an official statement about the formation of the controversial league. They blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the formation of the new soccer league. Corden responded to that argument by lamenting:
After blasting the twelve owners, James Corden recalled how foundational soccer teams and clubs are to their communities. The Golden Globe-nominated actor reminded the audience of how huge and important the sport is in Europe by stating:
James Corden’s words weren’t just that of a whining celebrity but those of a man who grew up watching and loving the sport his whole life. The Prom star was able to break down the issue in a way casual, avid and non-soccer fans could understand. Check out Corden’s full speech as posted on Twitter below:
While American audiences can be indifferent toward soccer, it was great to see James Corden voice his opinion about a sport with a long history and known for birthing worldwide superstars. Hopefully, when everything is done, soccer fans around the world, including Corden, will be heard before the league becomes a real thing. If you want to watch more from the late night host, check out The Late Late Show weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on CBS.
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