Aleksander Ceferin, the president of the European football governing body, UEFA, has insisted that the 12 clubs that signed up for the failed European Super League would be punished for doing so.
Recall that 12 top clubs in Europe – Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid, and Liverpool, signed up for the failed European Super League.
However, when the clubs confirmed on Sunday, April 18, that they have signed up for the league, football fans across the world began to agitate against the plan. Due to the agitation, all the Premier League clubs that signed up for the league withdrew from it. Other clubs also announced their withdrawal afterward.
So far, only Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Juventus are yet to officially announce their withdrawal from the league. Recently, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, insisted that the European Super League is on standby.
Also, on Friday, the Spanish football tactician stressed that the clubs that have withdrawn from the European Super League are not permitted to do so because they are under a contract.
Recently, while in an interview with The Mail, the president of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, applauded football fans for standing up against the proposed league until it collapsed.
He stressed that the clubs that signed up for it would have to face the consequences of their decision even though most of them have withdrawn from the league three days after it was officially unveiled.
Aleksander Ceferin said: “Let’s see. Everyone has to take consequences for what they did and we cannot pretend nothing happened. You cannot do something like that and just say ‘I’ve been punished because everybody hates me’.
“They don’t have problems because of anyone else but themselves. It’s not OK what they did and we will see in the next few days what we have to do.
“But for me, it’s a clear difference between the English clubs and the other six. They pulled out first, they admitted they made a mistake. You have to have some greatness to say ‘I was wrong.
“For me, there are three groups of this 12 – the English six, who went out first, then the other three [Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter] after them and then the ones who feel that Earth is flat and they think the Super League still exists. And there is a big difference between those. But everyone will be held responsible. In what way, we will see.
“I don’t want to say disciplinary process but it has to be clear that everyone has to be held responsible in a different way. Is it disciplinary? Is it the decision of the executive committee? We will see. It’s too early to say.”
"UEFA and the footballing world stands united against this disgraceful self-serving proposal."— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 19, 2021
Aleksander Ceferin has spoken about the proposed breakaway European Super League and has confirmed the players involved will be banned from representing their countries. pic.twitter.com/Qyx1S8FWXn