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Simon Jordan rips into Project Big Picture plans as a ‘deal with the devil’

Simon Jordan has ripped into EFL chairman Rick Parry for backing the controversial ‘Project Big Picture’ plans drawn up by Liverpool and Manchester United to shake-up English football.

The former Crystal Palace owner described the proposals as a ‘deal with the devil’ and a ‘Machiavellian’ scheme to consolidate power for the established Big Six to the long-term detriment of the EFL.

In response, Parry, speaking on talkSPORT, said the Premier League had 25 years to introduce a more egalitarian model that truly helped lower league clubs and denied the EFL had become the Premier League’s ‘poodle’. 

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has blasted the Project Big Picture plans drawn up by Liverpool and Manchester United and supported by EFL chief Rick Parry

Parry, speaking on talkSPORT, denied the plans will make the EFL the Premier League's 'poodle'

Parry, speaking on talkSPORT, denied the plans will make the EFL the Premier League’s ‘poodle’

Jordan said: ‘This is a deal with the devil. It doesn’t stack up, it doesn’t work and it won’t happen.

‘This is the typical George Orwellian mentality that all animals are equal but some are more equal than others.

‘If you’re Rick Parry, you take what you want from it. They haven’t done their jobs over the last six…