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Xander Bogaerts Subtly Blasts Red Sox Owner

Jason Schandl
Xander Bogaerts blasts Red Sox/Liverpool owner John Henry about the European Super League.
Xander Bogaerts blasts Red Sox/Liverpool owner John Henry about the European Super League. / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

One of the sports world's biggest stories over the last week has been the proposed European Super League and the shockwaves it has sent through the soccer world.

Even American sports stars are weighing in, and that includes Boston Red Sox second baseman Xander Bogaerts.

Bogaerts put the Super League on blast in an interview Tuesday night. That's especially notable because Red Sox owner John Henry is also an owner of Liverpool. And Henry was heavily involved in the creation of the Super League.

Bogaerts was even wearing a Liverpool shirt for the interview.

"Why would you put so many of those awesome teams to be in one league? It's special when Liverpool plays Real Madrid maybe one time a year. Or one time in every four years in the Champions League. Now you're going to play them every year? it's more special if it happens occasionally."

Xander Bogaerts

Henry can't have enjoyed having his own players joining the very public backlash against his proposed league, but it will be hard for him to stay mad at a star player like Bogaerts for long.

Led by Bogaerts' strong play, the Red Sox have the seventh best odds (+1200) to win the American League on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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