The three clubs (Real, Barça, Juve) still involved in the Super League project, deserted by the majority, far from having finished with their reform ambition, say they are outraged by the threats of UEFA, which promised the day before the sanctions against them.
A press release from Barça was expected. It was ultimately a document jointly written by the last three mutineers, the origin of the Super League project, that arrived. The clubs which remain involved in the project which was thought aborted, namely Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and finally Juventus Turin, say they receive insults from third parties, and above all “repeated pressures and threats from UEFA “, so that they withdraw the project. The three clubs concerned consider this situation “intolerable”.
“The courts have already ruled in favor of the Super League’s proposal, ordering FIFA and UEFA to refrain, directly or through their associates, from taking any action that could prejudice the initiative in any way pending the procedure, “they write. A decision handed down on April 20 by the Madrid Commercial Court banned UEFA from taking any sanctions until the dispute with the Super League’s promoters is judged on the merits.
The body “reserves the right to take any measures it deems appropriate against clubs which have so far refused to give up” their private project, UEFA indicated the day before. 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. Information confirmed on Friday evening by the Spanish press.
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