LaLiga criticizes Super League organizers after ‘false’ claims the competition would be ‘open and inclusive’… with its main clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona trying to revive the ‘selfish and elitist’ format
- LaLiga criticized Super League bosses after claiming the format was ‘inclusive’
- They called the controversial competition ‘selfish and elitist’ in a Twitter post
- Its main members Real Madrid and Barcelona hope to revive the format
LaLiga has attacked the sponsors of the Super League, which include the presidents of its two most prominent member clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, in a video on social media posted on Friday.
The bosses of Real Madrid and Barça, Florentino Pérez and Joan Laporta, were instrumental in launching the Super League last April.
The league quickly collapsed amid outrage among fans of the Premier League teams that had signed up, with the British government, UEFA and FIFA also opposing the plans.
LaLiga criticizes the European Super League after its organizers said it would be ‘inclusive’
One of the main objections of fans to the league was its closed nature, with the premise that 15 of the best clubs on the continent would be permanent members.
A video posted on LaLiga’s Twitter account on Friday morning read: “All of European football opposed the closed, selfish and elitist model of the Super League.”
‘The promoters of the Super League are trying to hide their format, claiming that they still do not have a fixed model, although it will be inclusive and open.
“We know that this is false and that they want to present a semi-closed format similar to that of 2019, which has already been rejected by the clubs and (the) European Leagues (group).”
LaLiga, led by its boss Javier Tebas, affirms that the tournament is “selfish and elitist”
LaLiga sees this as a renewed attempt by the clubs involved to secure participation in European competition, free from the risk of missing out in the event of a poor season in their domestic league.
“This model is based on promotion and relegation between European divisions where domestic leagues do not provide direct access to the top tier,” the video said.
“On the contrary, they perpetuate the participation of a privileged view, even if they perform poorly in their domestic leagues.”
Fans rose in numbers to protest the formation of the controversial competition in 2021.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas has criticized recent efforts to reposition the league by A22, the company behind it, saying at this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon: “They may look like lambs, but they are actually wolves. “. The same wolves from before.
The new chief executive of A22, Bernd Reichart, spoke at the same event and said that he had received an invitation to meet with UEFA, which would happen “soon”.
Reichart’s call for a meeting comes as A22 and UEFA await an update from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The ECJ has been asked to rule on whether UEFA and FIFA abused a dominant position under EU competition law by blocking the formation of the Super League last year and seeking to sanction the clubs involved.
The Advocate General’s opinion on the matter will be published on December 15. That opinion is not binding, but in many previous cases, the final decision of the court judges has accurately reflected it, so it could provide a strong indication of the final decision. result, which is expected for next year.