PFA chief: Football is 'in danger of losing its soul'

The game of football is "in danger of losing its soul," according to the Professional Footballers' Association boss Gordon Taylor.

Selfish players and greedy managers are both contributing factors, he says.

Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor. Credit: Press Association

Talking to the Daily Telegraph, Taylor said: "Everything is in danger of losing its soul if you’re always going to sell out to the highest bidder. The Church of England is diving in now [over Wonga].

"Football has got its biggest job to keep the soul of the game. To have the highest aggregate attendances in the world for a small island is phenomenal but we don’t have a divine right to be that major spectator sport.

“Supporters really are the lifeblood of the game. We need to make sure we don’t alienate supporters.”