What is the 50+1 rule and could it work in the Premier League?

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Germany’s 50+1 rule tends to be brought up whenever the lines of football, power, politics and greed begin to blur. 

An example of this is the thwarted attempt by 12 clubs to start an exclusive European Super League. Six teams from the Premier League joined the most powerful members of La Liga and Serie A to try and create a closed competition which would line their pockets at the expense of tradition, fairness and sporting integrity. 

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