But there doesn't need to be an overwhelming demand to show that something is a good or right thing to do.
Another example of your conceit. Still wating for an apology for the various insults I've received from you over the past year, totally unjustified - I've done nothing do deserve them, the opposite really, I try to keep on good terms with everyone, just because my views happen to differ from yours. IIRC I answered your question about referendum a few posts ago. But for the record, it wouldn't have been beyond the wit of man to survey crowds at games. There was no overwhelming demand - if there had been I'm sure such a survey would have taken place.
It will have been debated by the clubs who will speak on behalf of their fans. You can;t run the game by a committee of 100k people.