FOOTBALL clubs have united against plans for a new European Super League - amid fear it will damage the English game.

Teams from around Sussex have taken to social media to speak out against the idea, backed by the Premier League's "big six" teams.

Although many of the sides are further down the football pyramid, the proposals could still end up having an impact on them.

Lancing FC encouraged football fans to support their local teams - particularly in amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Lancers posted on Twitter to say: “We’re not going anywhere, and non-league will still need your support. Community first since 1941.”

Whitehawk FC joked that they would not be joining the Super League and reminded people of what is the most important thing in football, the fans.

They tweeted: “Although we are indeed one of the “super” teams in Europe, we can confirm we won’t be joining the European Super League.

"Football is nothing without fans – this shouldn’t ever be forgotten by those at the top.

Karen Dobres, co-director of Lewes Women FC and Lewes Men FC, poked fun at Liverpool manger Jurgen Klopp. The German manger had previously said that he was full against the idea of a European Super League.

She tweeted: “if Jurgen Klopp has come to fork in the road at this low point, there might be a job at Lewes FC.

"We are 100 per cent community-owned, meaning we put people, football and principles before profits #justsaying.”

Hassocks FC said European nights had nothing on afternoons at their ground.

They tweeted: “However much they chuck at a European Super League, you won't get entertainment like we see at the Beacon on a regular basis.

"Support your local club #NonLeague.”

While Crawley Town also joked that "despite the rumours" they "will not be seeking membership to any Super League".