The President of UEFA, Aleksander ceferin, has ensured that the 12 founding clubs of the European Super League will have to “bear the consequences of what they did “, although there is” a clear difference “between the six English clubs, which showed” greatness “by withdrawing from the project, and the other six, and considers that Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus they believe “that the Earth is flat and that the Super League still exists”.
“Everyone has to bear the consequences of what they did and we can’t pretend nothing happened. You can’t do something like that and just say ‘I’ve been punished because everyone hates me. It’s not right what they did and we will see in the next few days what we will do“, he declared in an interview with the British Sunday newspaper ‘The Mail on Sunday’.
In addition, the Slovenian leader explained that there is “a clear difference between the English clubs and the other six”. “They retired first, they admitted they made a mistake, they showed greatness. There are three groups among these 12: the six english, who came out first; the other three -Atlético de Madrid, AC Milan and Inter de Milan- and then those who believe that the Earth is flat and that the Super League still exists, “he said.
“There is a big difference between them, but all will be responsible. In what way, we’ll see, “he warned.” I don’t want to say that a disciplinary process will be opened, but it has to be clear that everyone has to be responsible“he added.
Ceferin also recalled the “stressful” day prior to the announcement of the new ‘Champions’, in which the Super League scandal broke out. “I felt like I was put in a washing machine. On Saturday, I went to Switzerland from my home country, an eight hour drive. I had everything ready to talk about the reforms in my speech, I even thanked Agnelli. I changed the speech four times since then, “he confessed.
In this sense, he confessed that he was impressed by “the reaction of the fans, the entire football community and society in general.” “I’ve never seen that. UEFA did their part, the clubs that supported us did their part. And of course the UK Government did a lot, but most of it was done by amateurs“, he pointed.
“I was impressed by the reaction of the UK Government. I had many telephone conversations with Prime Minister Johnson and Secretary of State Dowden in these crazy 48 hours. That joint effort showed that not everything is for sale, that you cannot come with billions and say ‘I don’t care about the tradition, I have enough money and I will buy everything,’ “he concluded.