UEFA is launching disciplinary action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for ESL involvement
Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona could face TWO-YEAR Champions League ban on European Super League plans if UEFA takes disciplinary action after trio failed to relinquish involvement
- Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona did not relinquish involvement with ESL
- UEFA has announced that it will initiate disciplinary proceedings against them
- Clubs that withdrew gave just over £ 13 million to take advantage of basic football
- Three other clubs may even be excluded from the Champions League
Disciplinary proceedings have been launched against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for their involvement in the aborted European Super League, UEFA has announced.
The three teams were the only ones of the 12 original escape clubs that subsequently failed to renounce the competition and reaffirmed their commitment to UEFA.
A UEFA statement read: “ Following an investigation conducted by UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspectors in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project, disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC over a violation of UEFA’s. legal framework.’
Florentino Perez’s Real Madrid could face severe penalties, along with Barcelona and Juventus for their involvement in the broken European Super League.
Perez and Juve Chairman Andrea Agnelli were key in proposing a closed-store style breakaway competition
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said dirty dozen clubs are ‘like flat earthlings’ and said they should be punished last month
The European governing body had launched a disciplinary investigation into the three clubs two weeks ago.
The nine other clubs – the ‘Big Six’ of the Premier League of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, as well as AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid – are committed to the existing national and international competitions, with the threat of hefty fines and expulsion if they renewed their interest in the escape project.
They agreed to make a combined goodwill contribution of € 15 million (just over £ 13 million) to the benefit of children’s and grassroots football across Europe.
Barcelona, whose president is Joan Laporta (above), is being investigated as are Real and Juve
Lionel Messi and co can even be suspended for two years in the Champions League
They also agreed to withhold five percent of UEFA competition revenues for one season, with the money being redistributed.
But Real, Barcelona and Juventus not only failed to follow their lead, but also issued a joint statement for the future competition and its legal status.
UEFA’s decision increases the likelihood that the three clubs will be penalized, with some reports suggesting they will be banned from UEFA competitions such as the Champions League for a period of two years.