European governing football body UEFA and the top leagues in Europe have issued a joint statement warning clubs that are set to join the newly formed European Super League.
A total of 12 clubs have already confirmed that they will participate in the league but the English FA, Italian FA, Spanish FA, Premier, Liga, and Serie A together with UEFA have announced that the clubs will be banned from all domestic competitions should they go ahead and join the league.
“UEFA, the English Football Association and the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga, and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have learned that a few English, Spanish and Italian clubs may be planning to announce their creation of a closed, so-called Super League,” the statement noted.
“As previously announced by FIFA and the six Confederations, 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.
“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.”
The idea of a European Super League is anti-footballing in its very nature. The formation of a new competition would hand over tremendous power to a select few clubs who will exclusively participate in their own league. Namely, these clubs include Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Manchester United, Manchester City, and other large institutions.
Several reports claim that Barcelona has agreed to be a part of this competition. However, back in January, Joan Laporta had a starkly contrasting view of the Super League.