Prince William Makes Second Public (& Personal) Statement This Week

Prince William is speaking out with a public statement for the second time this week. And we can seriously feel the passion behind his words.

On Monday, the 38-year-old royal released an official statement on the Twitter account he shares with his wife, Kate Middleton. However, while we fully expected it to be a tribute to his late grandfather, instead he opened up about the recent “Super League” that was proposed for Europe.

The tweet read, “Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community–from the top level to the grassroots–and the values of competition and fairness at its core. I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love.” He even signed it with a personalized “W.” (We also did a deep dive into the hidden meaning behind his words.)

If you’re unfamiliar, the proposal involves 12 European football teams breaking away from the normal way things are done and forming a, well, "super" league, something that fans believe would drastically change the sport. However, just 48 hours after the official news broke, teams who were initially signed on to the idea began to distance themselves due to all of the backlash. In short, the Super League had died before it even officially started.

On Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge followed up his original message with a second Tweet addressing the development. “I’m glad the united voice of football fans has been heard and listened to. It is now really important that we use this moment to secure the future health of the game at all levels. As President of the FA, I’m committed to playing my part in that work. W”

Two statements in one week? It’s clear Will feels strongly about this topic.

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