The NFL’s Los Angeles Rams were victorious in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game over the New Orleans Saints. The Stan Kroenke owned team will now compete in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3rd. The Rams’ win has angered many Arsenal supporters as Kroenke has denied the Gunners transfer funds this month.
Kroenke is worth $8.5 billion and is the owner of Arsenal, NFL team the Los Angeles Rams, Major League Soccer team the Colorado Rapids, and professional eSports team the Los Angeles Gladiators.
While he is worth billions of dollars, Arsenal supporters have been disappointed with Kroenke’s inability to give manager Unai Emery further transfer funds.
Kroenke hasn’t been willing to fund new transfers, but he has okayed the Rams to spend heavily. The Rams are the only NFL team currently to have the league’s highest-paid players at multiple positions.
According to RamsWire, Aaron Donald is the highest-paid defensive player in NFL league history, making $22.5 million per year, while Todd Gurley’s salary at $14.375 million per year makes him the top-paid running back in the league.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil makes £300,000-per-week, which roughly equates to more than $20m a season. Despite the numbers being similar, the Rams’ roster is far larger than Arsenal’s.
Arsenal supporters should take note
Arsenal supporters are not the only sports fans who dislike Kroenke. In 2016, Kroenke relocated the Rams NFL franchise from St. Louis, Missouri back to Los Angeles. The billionaire moved the franchise due to the city of St. Louis not funding the Rams a brand-new stadium. The team’s original St. Louis home, The Dome at America’s Center, had only been built in 1995.
Kroenke is still loathed by many NFL fans in St. Louis despite the team being gone for the last three seasons.
When Kroenke bought the Rams in 2010, he alluded to the fact that he was born and raised in Missouri, and fans could be confident he wouldn’t relocate the franchise. Yet, that is just what the billionaire did six years later.
Many Arsenal supporters have already taken to social media claiming they will support the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl.