It's been a traumatic and distressing day for football fans across the world, let alone England.

The game as we know it faces a crossroads and what happens in the coming days and weeks could turn out to determine the path that football takes.

12 major clubs across Europe, including Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal, have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL), a mid-week competition.

The news has created a strong and, almost overwhelmingly angry, reaction across the continent.

Fans of the top six clubs have come out in their hundreds of thousands using the #SayNoToTheSuperLeague and it's those fans who will feel the brunt of this the most.

Clubs, both big and small, have taken to social media to share their displeasure at what is going on and Worcester News spoke to Worcester City director Luke Cox, who believes this new proposal is a "massive two fingers up to fans".

"I think it's quite incredible," he said.

"These six clubs, that are all over 100 years old, that have grown up in the fertile soil of their communities, that have had to work their way to the top of English football - for them to turn around and do this - is incredible.

"It's a massive two fingers up to supporters of these clubs. They pay hundreds of pounds for season tickets every year and now the clubs have turned around and said we can make more money doing something else, sorry guys.

"The big thing with this is that these big clubs are all in massive debt.

"Barcelona have somewhere in the region of 1 billion euros of debt and they are struggling so much and so are the other clubs, for them, this is just a cold financial decision because they don't make enough money at the moment because of their huge outgoings every season.

"This is coming across as a matter of survival but also shows how poorly administrated this sport is at the highest level."

City are fan-owned and on a day where fans have seemingly been completely disregarded, Cox hopes that people will turn to support football where supporters are valued.

"This isn't just about Worcester City, this is about grassroots football in general," he said.

"At the end of the day, every man, child, woman and dog that goes through a turnstile at a non-league club is more than welcomed and valued by those clubs.

"We now have to ask ourselves, what football do we want to be a part of ; putting more money into billionaires pocket or putting money into clubs that care about the cities, villages or towns they're in? It's imperfect and it's authentic but they really appreciate it.

"I really do hope that this acts as a turning point for football supporters, in terms of supporting your team on your doorstep rather than your top premier league club.

"It again brings the question back around: what sort of football do you want to be a part of? One that sees you as a number on a balance sheet or do you want to be part of a football where the club you go and support really appreciates you going and spending money on a ticket, a pint and a pie?

"This could be a huge turning point for football."