After nine of the founding parties defected and returned to the European governing body, the remaining trio issued an incendiary rebuttal.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus, the last three rescued from the European Super League, have responded to UEFA for the collapse of the project, in a statement on Saturday.
Nine of the dozen founding clubs, including the Premier League’s “Big Six,” La Liga leaders Atlético de Madrid and Serie A duo Inter and AC Milan, have already been confirmed to face financial sanctions after who held talks with the European governing body.
But the continued resistance from the Blaugrana, the Whites, and the Bianconeri remains a sticking point, with the three now launching an arson attack on UEFA and FIFA as well.
What has been said?
“The founding clubs have suffered, and continue to suffer, unacceptable pressure, threats, and infractions from third parties to abandon the project and, therefore, give up their right and duty to provide solutions to the football ecosystem through concrete proposals and constructive dialogue”. advertised clubs.
“This is intolerable under the rule of law and the Courts have already ruled in favor of the Super League proposal, ordering FIFA and UEFA, either directly or through their affiliated bodies, to refrain from taking any action that may hinder this initiative in any way while court proceedings are pending.
“Furthermore, we reiterate to FIFA, UEFA, and all football players, as we have done on several occasions since the announcement of the Super League, our commitment and determination to discuss, with respect and without intolerable pressure and in accordance with The rule of law. , the most appropriate solutions for the sustainability of the entire football family ”.
Trio stands firm as ESL crumbles
The efforts of Barça, Juve, and Madrid – whose president Florentino Pérez was a key figure in the separatist movement – mark them as the only teams left in the theoretical competition, after the other nine accepted economic sanctions from UEFA such as part of the reinsertion conversations.
Arsenal, Milan, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham will lose five percent of the revenue they would have received from UEFA during a season, in a punishment that falls significantly below expectations. initials.
Most likely, the remaining trio could face further sanctions, including possible expulsion from European competition next season.