Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich has ruled out joining the proposed European Super League.
There had been a leaked document suggesting that Bayern, along with Borussia Dortmund, had 30 days to accept an invitation to be a founding Super League club but CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has come out to deny those claims.
According to the club’s CEO, they are backing the continuation of the Champions League as the biggest competition in Europe.
“Our members and fans reject a Super League. As FC Bayern, it is our wish and our aim that European clubs live the wonderful and emotional competition that is the Champions League, and develop it together with UEFA. FC Bayern says no to the Super League,” he said.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to make it explicitly clear that FC Bayern will not be taking part in the Super League. FC Bayern stands in solidarity with the Bundesliga. It always was and is a great pleasure for us to be able to play and represent Germany in the Champions League.
“We all remember fondly our 2020 Champions League victory in Lisbon – you don’t forget such a joyful moment. For FC Bayern, the Champions League is the best club competition in the world.”