UEFA wants to crack down on the three “incorrigible” Super League founders Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin.
But they remain stubborn - and fight back.
Munich - UEFA * threatens the three "incorrigible" with the toughest educational measures, but the incorrigible Super League trio remains defiant - and plays the next trick on the continental association.
In a joint declaration that amounts to a massive counterattack, Real Madrid *, FC Barcelona * and Juventus Turin * attack the umbrella organization.
Your unmistakable message: We are the good guys - and we're stubborn.
Super League: Real, Barca and Juventus attack UEFA - "Unacceptable threats"
With the establishment of the rich league, the European high nobility only
acted “for the good of football”
“the obligation to persevere”
, he said.
The UEFA is completely different: The association continues to refuse any discussions about the initially crashing Super League plans, it said.
"unacceptable threats and continued, unbearable pressure"
In addition, it is alleged that UEFA, like the world association FIFA *, has already been legally prohibited from taking action against the establishment of the new elite class.
A statement that will hardly go unchallenged and that should fuel the debate further.
Real, Barca and Juventus emphasize that the original twelve Super League clubs only ever wanted to implement their plan with the approval of “UEFA and / or FIFA”.
It was also never planned to leave the respective national leagues.
Furthermore, they repeat their well-known arguments for their plans, which have been criticized by fans all over the world: financial stability in difficult times, a solidarity fund for smaller clubs, more attention also for women's football.
UEFA: clubs have "so far refused to renounce the so-called Super League"
UEFA announced on Friday evening that it
wanted to take legal action against the three clubs from Spain and Italy
because they “have so far refused to renounce the so-called Super League”. The matter would be referred to the relevant disciplinary bodies. The economically troubled trio around Champions League record winners Real face massive fines.
The other founding members of the Super League, on the other hand, have probably repented in a Canossagang.
“In the spirit of reconciliation and for the benefit of European football”, the nine penitentiary admitted that the project “was a mistake,” said UEFA.
The clubs apologized to the fans, national associations, leagues, other clubs and the continental association.
And: In addition to the obligation to provide financial compensation, they guaranteed "to resolve any contractual agreement with the Super League".
These are the six English clubs Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC, as well as AC and Inter Milan from Italy and Atlético Madrid.
City and Chelsea will contest the Champions League final on May 29th.
The clubs mentioned will
a total of
15 million euros to promote youth and grassroots football
, said UEFA.
They also have to give her five percent of the earnings from a European Cup season for redistribution.
Should Liverpool and Co. fall over again and again make common cause with the "incorrigible", a
fine of 100 million euros would be
, among other things
Real and Co. are not impressed: They want to keep fighting - for what they consider to be a just cause.
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