The clubs that have agreed to join the European Super League risk being banned from the UEFA Champions League campaign this season and beyond according to UEFA executive committee member Dr. Jesper Moller.
The UEFA Champions League campaign is already in the semi-final stage and clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Chelsea risk missing out on the opportunity of contending for the European title.
The three clubs are among the 12 top clubs in Europe that have signed up for the proposed European Super League. Others are FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Atletico Madrid.
Recall that Real Madrid has been paired to play against Chelsea in the semi-final stage of this season’s UEFA Champions League while Manchester City are paired to play against Paris Saint Germain who are yet to join the European Super League.
Hence, PSG could be the only team left in this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign which could mean that the French Ligue 1 club could be the automatic champions of the competition for the first time in the club’s history.
Besides the Champions League, clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal that are still campaigning in this season’s UEFA Europa League could risk being kicked out of the tournament. They have both qualified for the semi-final stage of the competition.
UEFA executive committee member Dr. Jesper Moller who doubles as the head of the Danish Football Association says: “There is an extraordinary executive meeting on Friday where I expect the 12 clubs to be thrown out.
“I think that we, who love football, have had it. Someone has to draw the line and find out which way the clubs should go. We owe it to our fans and everyone who loves football.
“The clubs should be thrown out and I expect it to happen on Friday. Then we will see how the Champions League will finish.
“I don’t think they can do it to the fans and to everyone who loves football.
“During the weekend, some people negotiated with the other side, which is not fair to the president of UEFA and those who have spent time on the Champions League model in the past years. They can’t do that.
“There have to be some consequences, and, this time, I think there will be…
“If you don’t want to be a part of the European sports model, I can’t see why you should be part of the national team.
“In my opinion, the contracts could be annulled when the clubs drop out of UEFA competitions. Then, the players are released and can choose to play for a club that displays solidarity and is part of the community – our pyramid system.”