AC Milan in turn abandons the Super League project. The Rossoneri are the ninth club to officially withdraw from the new European competition.
The press releases are raining. After the six English clubs, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, then Atlético de Madrid and Inter Milan this Wednesday noon, it is AC Milan’s turn to give up the Super League project. The Rossoneri do not write it word for word but their will, stated in a press release, is clear: they no longer want this new European competition.
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“The concerns of fans around the world have been clearly expressed about the Super League, and AC Milan must be sensitive to the voices of those who love this wonderful sport,” the Lombard club wrote on its website after detailing the reasons which pushed him to join the adventure. “We accepted the invitation to participate in the Super League project with the genuine intention of providing the best possible European competition to football fans around the world and in the best interest of the club and our own fans.”
The defections are linked
This Wednesday afternoon, less than 72 hours after the shattering announcement of its creation, there are only three left in the Super League ship: Real Madrid, Barça and Juventus Turin. But the future of the project is no longer in doubt and Andrea Agnelli, one of its instigators, confirmed it to Reuters during the day, even before the withdrawal of Atlético and Inter Milan.
Wednesday morning, after the decision of the English clubs, the president of the UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, was delighted with the turn of events. “The important thing now is to move forward, to rebuild the unity that the sport enjoyed before, and to move forward together,” he said in a statement. It is hard to see Juve, Real and Barça going it alone for a long time to come.