May 24, 2024

UEFA condemns rebel clubs for re-starting European Super League as more details resurface 

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European Super League breakaway plans resurface again with UEFA president condemning such plans after the deal collapsed last year.

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin is unimpressed with the rebel clubs restarting a European Super League, as more details come to light.

UEFA president has condemned Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus for relaunching the European Super League during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Plans for the Super League have been dropping via social media, as rumours ramp up that the founders of last year’s doomed competition want to bring it back once more. 

As more details come out, it seems as if the English sides are not involved this time around, with the Telegraph journalist Sam Wallace reporting that “Juventus president Andrea Agnelli will say on Thursday that he is prepared to take the fight back to UEFA over the European Super League”.

Six clubs from the Premier League – Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur – were all originally behind the idea, but pulled out due to the heavy backlash it received.

“I’m sick and tired of speaking of this non-football project,” Ceferin said via video link at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit in London

“Look, first they launched their nonsense of an idea in the middle of a pandemic; now we’re reading articles every day that they are planning to launch another idea now in the middle of a war.

“Do I have to speak more about those people? They obviously live in a parallel world.

“And while we are saving players together with other stakeholders, while we are working to help in a terrible situation, they work on a project like that.”

Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are all reportedly looking to push through the plans for a second time after the initial idea fell through almost 12 months ago.

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