Super League Teams Face Financial Penalties

The majority of the teams have renounced the Super League idea which collapsed just days after its announcement

Nine of the 12 Super League teams have confirmed their commitment to UEFA and renounced the decide to form a replacement competition, but face financial penalties from European football’s administration .

 

The three remaining sides – Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus – have refused to be reintegrated to UEFA and face further punishment.

 

The plot to make a replacement Super League fell apart just days after the announcement of its creation, with the bulk of teams coitus interruptus following threats from football associations and fan protests.

Despite renouncing the plan, the nine reintegrated teams – Arsenal, AC Milan, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – will lose five percent of the revenue they might have received from UEFA for one season.

 

“Those nine clubs acknowledge and accept that the Super League project was an error and apologise to fans, national associations, national leagues, fellow European clubs and UEFA,” a press release from UEFA read.

 

“They have also recognised that the project wouldn’t are authorised under UEFA Statutes and Regulations.”

 

The European football body added that the clubs have “committed to and can participate in any UEFA Club Competitions each season that that club qualifies on sporting merit” and can “terminate their involvement within the company established to make and operate the Super League and cease any existing related legal actions”.

 

The clubs will face €100 million (£87m/$122m) fines if they plan to play in another unauthorised tournament like the Super League.

Barca, Madrid and Juve all face more severe punishments from UEFA for his or her actions and refusal to renounce the Super League.

The statement continued: “In addition, and moving forward, UEFA has reserved all rights to require whatever action it deems appropriate against those clubs that have thus far refused to renounce the so-called ‘Super League’.

 

“The matter will promptly be mentioned the competent UEFA disciplinary bodies.”

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