UEFA stated it could take “appropriate action” towards the three golf equipment who nonetheless assist the Super League.© AFP
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus on Saturday defended the aborted Super League mission after the 9 different golf equipment got a monetary penalty by UEFA for his or her involvement. The three golf equipment stated that they had obtained “unacceptable” threats from UEFA and FIFA for the reason that mission collapsed simply two days after it was introduced final month, when six Premier League golf equipment and three different groups pulled out. In a joint assertion, Real, Barcelona and Juventus stated the Super League had been launched “with the aim of providing solutions to the current unsustainable situation in the football industry”.
They argued that they and the 9 golf equipment who withdrew below strain from supporters’ protests — Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan — “shared the same concerns… that structural reforms are indispensable to ensure our sport stays appealing and survives in the long term”.
Those 9 golf equipment on Friday agreed to forego 5 p.c of their income from UEFA competitions for one season and between them make a 15-million-euro ($18.25 million) donation to assist grassroots and youth soccer in Europe.
They additionally dedicated to taking part in UEFA competitions for which they qualify and agreed to pay fines of 100 million euros in the event that they ever search to play in an “unauthorised” competitors.
Real, Barcelona and Juventus stated: “We regret to see that our friends and founding partners of the Super League project have now found themselves in such an inconsistent and contradictory position when signing a number of commitments to UEFA yesterday.”
UEFA stated it could take “appropriate action” towards the three golf equipment who nonetheless assist the Super League mission.
The golf equipment responded that “the founding clubs have suffered, and continue to suffer, unacceptable third-party pressures (and) threats.”
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