– European Super League has generated a lot of reactions since announcement was made
– Some elite clubs are preparing to institute a new competition as they plan to breakaway
– UEFA has however issued a statement against such action saying ‘enough is enough’
The European football’s governing body (UEFA) has condemned plans for a breakaway from a number of Europe’s elite clubs that would threaten to kill off the Champions League.
In a statement released on Sunday, April 19, UEFA declared that “enough is enough” amid reports of fresh proposals for a breakaway European Super League.
FIFA, Serie A, La Liga as well as the Premier League have all condemned a cabal cabal of European football’s elite clubs.
It was gathered that the group includes five Premier league sides including Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.
Manchester City have reportedly also signed up since the initial morning announcement, with the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus spearheading the move which would effectively destroy UEFA’s biggest competition, the Champions League.
A statement from European football’s governing body declared via Mirror:
“We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting in order to prevent this happening. Football is based on open competitions and sporting merit; it cannot be any other way.
“As previously announced by FIFA and the six Federations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.”
The statement also thanked the likes of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, who are, as it stands, standing alongside UEFA.
“We thank those clubs in other countries, especially the French and German clubs, who have refused to sign up to this.
“We call on all lovers of football, supporters and politicians, to join us in fighting against such a project if it were to be announced.
“This persistent self-interest of a few has been going on for too long. Enough is enough.”
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