Ronaldo’s Juve will not shrink without a scrape from the ESL
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus – the three challenging clubs that stand out in the proposed European Super League despite the withdrawals of nine other clubs – came out swinging, moaning about the “unbearable” pressure and “threats” that UEFA is putting on them place to drop the breakaway.
UEFA said the three clubs would face sanctions and they have started disciplinary proceedings against the trio. The Champions League finalists, Man City and Chelsea, were among the six Premier League clubs that pulled out (along with Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs) and Inter, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid followed suit, with all nine clubs which declared their commitment to UEFA and its competitions.
The three remaining clubs said in a joint statement:
The founding clubs have suffered, and are still suffering from unacceptable third-party pressure, threats and transgressions to abandon the project. And so abandon their right and duty to provide solutions to the football ecosystem through concrete proposals and constructive dialogue.
It is unbearable under the rule of law and tribunals have already ruled in favor of the Super League proposal, and order FIFA and UEFA to refrain, either directly or through their affiliated bodies, from any action that could in any way impede this initiative. while the court proceedings are pending.
We are sorry to see that our friends and founding partners of the Super League project have now found themselves in such a contradictory and contradictory position when we signed a number of commitments to UEFA.
We reiterate that, in honor of our history, in fulfilling our obligations to our stakeholders and supporters, for the benefit of football and for the financial sustainability of the sector, we have a duty to act and act responsibly. perseveres in the pursuit of adequate solutions, despite the unacceptable and constant pressure and threats received from UEFA.
It is rather pathetic, proclaimed moaning from three clubs that could probably draw the most from the ESL (great status combined with playing in a less balanced league than England’s leading game has not been a good combination in recent seasons). To hear them talk about “suffering” and “the financial sustainability of the sector” is appalling.
I wonder what fans of Real, Barca and Juve think – my sense is that there are many who object to the ESL, but I have not seen evidence of many protests against it.