The Premier League descended into civil war on Sunday following the emergence of secret plans for a radical restructure of the top flight hatched by Liverpool and Manchester United.
On an extraordinary day, the Premier League executive also launched a scathing attack on EFL chairman Rick Parry for supporting Project Big Picture, which would cut the division to 18 clubs, restrict relegation and give the Big Six unfettered power to make further changes.
The Government condemned those involved for indulging in a ‘backroom deal that would create a closed shop at the top of the game’.
The Premier League went into civil war as plans for ‘Project Big Picture’ were revealed
Liverpool, ran by John W Henry (left), are looking to reduce the league from 20 teams to 18
The open hostility of the Premier League and many of their clubs to proposals developed by Liverpool owner John Henry and