If you've been out driving on the eastern coast of Australia in the last few months, you might have seen Tom Drury. He would have been hard to miss, a 28-year-old with a droopy moustache and a backpack, cruising along by the side of the Bruce Highway. Cruising, on a skateboard.
Two days after 12 of the biggest clubs in European soccer announced their plans to form a new league -- unironically called the Super League -- the entire plan collapsed amid widespread dissatisfaction from fans, players and managers, evidence of a massive miscalculation by a handful of extremely wealthy owners and the continued power of populism across the globe.
Players and fans of Liverpool and Leeds United took a stand against the European Super League, the controversial competition that is expected to change the face of football, during the sides' Premier League game on Monday.
The architects of the European Super League appeared to strike a defiant tone Tuesday, promising to "reshape the project" following the withdrawal of all six English clubs from the controversial breakaway competition.
The recent proposals for a European Super League have created severe headaches for the political leaders of the three nations involved. However, the pain is uniquely acute for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.