UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has assured clubs that have attempted to launch the Super League will be penalized.
It was this Sunday, April 25 in the Sunday newspaper Mail on Sunday, that Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA, assured that there would be sanctions against the 12 clubs which tried to create a dissident European Super League in beginning of the week.
“Everyone has to suffer the consequences of what they have done and we cannot pretend that nothing has happened”, said Aleksander Ceferin. At the very beginning of the week, six English clubs, three Spanish and three Italians, among the richest in Europe, had launched a semi-closed competition project where 15 of the 20 places would be reserved every year for the same 15 founders. Faced with the media outcry, political and the indignant reaction of the supporters, the English clubs (Manchester City and United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal) were the first to back down from Tuesday, April 13, in the evening. Followed shortly after by Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan. But Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have not formally thrown in the towel. A trio of diehards mocked by Ceferin who called them “those who believe that the Earth is flat and that the Super League still exists”.
The leader of European football has also placed the six English clubs apart, as they were the first to fall into line. “For me there is a big difference between the English clubs and the other six. They pulled out first, they admitted their mistake. It takes a certain greatness of character to say: I was wrong.” However, they will not necessarily escape all consequences, but they will be less strong. Even if Ceferin refused to specify the range of possible sanctions. “Everyone will be held responsible (…) Will it be disciplinary? Will it be by a decision of the executive committee? We will see. It is too early to say”, he simply indicated.