This underpins a common belief that more support is needed for soccer before we can move to pro/rel.
For all the folks who believe this, I have a question:
Did you notice the extreme repulsion European soccer fans had to the idea of a Super League that would not have included pro/rel for the top clubs?
For me, that was a huge signal how pro/rel causes support. It was clear that a big part of what makes football great for them is the idea of ‘sporting merit’, that the teams earn their spot based on their play.