European Super League clubs are taking legal action to prevent UEFA and FIFA from delaying the escape
European Super League clubs ALREADY take legal action to stop UEFA and FIFA from delaying their breakaway competition
- UEFA has taken action against the 12 clubs that wanted to escape
- They have been told they will be banned from the domestic and European competition
- But clubs have already taken legal action to oppose the threats from UEFA
The 12 European clubs planning to form an escaping European Super League are planning legal action to oppose UEFA’s actions to stop them.
The rebel group, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham, have been warned by UEFA that serious measures will be taken against them if they go ahead with their plans.
This may include exclusion from all domestic and European competitions, as well as players who are not allowed to represent their country.
But it has now emerged that the breakaway clubs, which include Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, are taking their own legal action, according to a letter sent by the so-called ‘dirty dozen’ to FIFA and UEFA.
It warns that funding has already been secured for the competition in the amount of £ 3.46 billion – as revealed by yesterday Sportsmail from financiers JP Morgan.
It adds that UEFA’s initial response – in which they stated that they would use ‘every possible measure’ to block a ‘cynical project’ – ‘forced us to take protective measures to protect ourselves from a Such a negative response, which would not only affect the funding obligation, but would be significantly illegal ”.
The letter was sent by the group of English, Spanish and Italian clubs to FIFA president Gianni Infantino and UEFA counterpart Aleksander Ceferin.
“We are concerned that FIFA and UEFA may respond to this letter of invitation by attempting to impose sanctions to exclude a participating club or player from their respective competitions,” the Super League clubs wrote to Infantino and Ceferin.
Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA, will chair the meeting if a decision has been taken
However, your formal statement compels us to take protective measures to protect ourselves from such an adverse reaction, which would not only jeopardize the funding obligation under the Grant, but would be significantly illegal. For this reason, SLCo (Super League Company) has filed a motion in the relevant courts to ensure that the Competition is seamlessly set up and conducted in accordance with applicable law. ‘
The courts were not mentioned.
“ It is our duty, as board members of SLCo, to ensure that all reasonable measures available to protect the interests of the Contest and our stakeholders are properly taken, given the irreparable harm that would be suffered if we, for whatever reason, would be deprived of the ability to immediately form the match and distribute the proceeds from the grant, ”the Super League letter continued.
Funded by JP Morgan, the new league includes 20 clubs, with 15 ‘founders’ guaranteeing their seats and five more should qualify. There would be two pools of 10, with the top four of each pool advancing to two-legged quarter-finals, semi-finals and a one-legged final.
FIFA and UEFA have threatened clubs and players participating in a European Super League with banning their competitions, but lawyers are skeptical of the claim.
The founding members of the Super League would each be offered up to 350 million euros (£ 310 million) to participate.
Today, UEFA’s executive committee is meeting to agree on its own plans for the reformed Champions League, which is expected to grow from 32 to 36 teams and feature an additional 100 matches.
Fans, politicians, governing bodies and some of football’s most famous names condemned the staggering development that was the brainchild of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and officially announced in a statement late Sunday night.