REVEALED: Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman accused Project Big Picture architects Man United and Liverpool of LEAKING plans to catch other clubs by surprise, in an acrimonious meeting where the scheme took off been killed
The tone for Wednesday’s Premier League crunch meeting was set from the start by chairman Gary Hoffman.
A source, at a club outside of the Big Six, said, “Hoffman started by telling them that (Project Big Picture) was not acceptable and that it had to stop. He said it wasn’t good enough and then it was alleged that it was a staged leak, which intentionally came out over the weekend to try and catch everyone off guard.
The source added that it was clear to the clubs leading the plan – Manchester United and Liverpool – that some of their rivals felt blinded by what had happened.
Gary Hoffman (left) called Project Big Picture’s drastic proposals “unacceptable”
“There was a clear animosity at the start,” the source added.
But the tense encounter was not without a moment of hilarity. In explaining their actions, those involved in the Big Picture project told call participants that they were not sharing the information because it was “not mature”, suggesting that it was in its infancy. beginnings.
Shortly after this false statement, a piece of paper outlining the proposals emerged with “Project 17” written at the top. “Some people started to laugh when they saw this,” the source added. “You couldn’t be reconciled.
Those involved also firmly denied that it was they who leaked the document.
John W Henry (L) of Liverpool and Joel Glazer (R) of Man United were behind Project Big Picture