According to information from Mundo Deportivo, Barca will issue a statement on Saturday in response to UEFA’s announcement that disciplinary action will be taken against clubs which still support the Super League.
Barca have no plans to let UEFA dictate their course of action. The European confederation has punished, with light financial penalties, nine of the twelve clubs at the origin of the aborted Super League project, which aimed to create a dissident competition, competing with the Champions League.
For the other three, who refuse for the moment to stop their mutiny, UEFA promises disciplinary proceedings. Barca, like Juve and Real Madrid, have been content to acknowledge the collapse of the Super League project, but have shown no regrets and continue to defend the principle.
The American sports channel ESPN said Wednesday, on the basis of anonymous sources, that the three rebels risk up to two years of banning of European competitions for having formed a prohibited alliance.
UEFA is playing with fire, according to Barça
“The matter will be quickly submitted to the competent disciplinary bodies,” added UEFA without specifying a deadline. A position deemed “unacceptable” on the part of Barça, which intends to defend itself and will publish a press release on Saturday, announces Mundo Deportivo. In this letter to appear, Barça asks for “respect”. And insists that UEFA is playing with fire by insulting the clubs that feed it.
It is true that for UEFA, cracking down on these three European leaders is not easy. Because it risks depreciating its own competition, and takes the risk of legal disputes with the clubs concerned and especially the broadcasters to which it has already sold the rights to the Champions League.
In a previous press release, Barça affirmed that it “shares the analysis carried out by the majority of the big clubs of European football in the sense that, and even more in the current socio-economic situation, it is necessary to undertake reforms structural measures aimed at ensuring the sustainability and financial viability of the world of football by improving the spectacle “.