UEFA rejects Madrid judge’s order to lift sanctions against clubs involved in disastrous European Super League plot…
- The judge also ruled that the Premier League and the Italian FA should follow suit
- However, UEFA feels that their position will prevail in the European Court of Justice
- UEFA base in Switzerland means they don’t have to obey the judge’s ruling
- Nine of the twelve clubs involved agreed with UEFA to pay goodwill
- The six English parties involved also agreed on the same at a domestic level
- Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona have not withdrawn from the competition
UEFA has rejected an order from a judge in Madrid to drop sanctions against clubs that founded the ill-fated European Super League.
Plans laid out in April for a breakaway match in Europe involving 12 of the world’s richest clubs and guaranteeing them vast wealth without the threat of relegation sparked a fierce backlash from supporters, with nine sides withdrawing their interest within days. after the concept became public.
Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid still plan to keep the ESL, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, both Manchester clubs, Tottenham, both clubs from Milan and Atletico Madrid withdrawing from the concept.
A judge in Madrid has ordered UEFA to withdraw all sanctions against the 12 founders of the Super League
UEFA thinks the European Court of Justice will rule in their favor when hearing the case
Judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara on Friday demanded that European football’s governing body post a statement on their website that all penalties against the clubs involved would no longer apply, with fines or criminal charges possible if the order is ignored. The times have reported.
The judge also ordered the Premier League and the Italian FA – who said any repeat offenders would be banned from Serie A – to stop all measures against clubs in their respective countries.
However, UEFA believes the sanctions handed out are justified and is confident of a victory if the case goes to the European Court of Justice.
They are also in a strong position because, due to their base in Switzerland, they are not part of the European Union and therefore do not have to obey the court’s ruling.
Fan resistance was significant after the breakout competition announcement
All six English clubs involved in the plot agreed on sanctions with the Premier League and UEFA
In the wake of the debacle earlier this year, the nine withdrawing parties struck a deal with UEFA to contribute €15 million (£12.8 million) to youth and grassroots football and to buy five percent of UEFA competition. -to surrender income for one season. .
The six English clubs also agreed to make a combined goodwill payment of £22 million to support grassroots and community projects, with any attempt to revive the Super League plans leading to a deduction of 30 points and £ 25 million for each club involved.
UEFA is confident that any plans to revive the ESL in the future will soon be quashed, even if the three clubs are still involved in abandoning the idea of permanent membership for founders, with a source who says, ‘The Super League is dead. The fans killed it and there will be no resurrection.”