UEFA is writing to the FA to thank them and the wider English football family for their contribution to the collapse of the European Super League.
- Sportsmail understands that UEFA has contacted FA CEO Mark Bullingham
- FA fiercely opposed the attempts of 12 European clubs to form a Super League
- UEFA is said to have praised the FA for their work in recent days
UEFA has written to the football association thanking the England game for playing a powerful role in bringing down the European Super League.
Sportsmail understands that the governing body of European football has reached out to the CEO of the FA, Mark Bullingham, praising the organization and the wider English football family for their passionate efforts that caused the dramatic collapse of the controversial project on Tuesday night.
The FA has vigorously opposed the efforts of 12 European clubs – including Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham – to create a new breakaway division to replace the Champions League – the most important club tournament of the UEFA.
UEFA has thanked the FA for their efforts to help cause the Super League’s collapse
Likewise, fans, former players and celebrities have publicly expressed their anger at the proposals – with many clubs citing the outrage as reasons for their embarrassing turnaround.
And English football’s robust collective efforts to help eliminate the imminent threat of a European Super League have forced UEFA to express their gratitude to the FA.
After releasing a statement condemning the proposals on Sunday, the FA has been at the forefront of fight against escape plans.
UEFA is said to have written to FA CEO Mark Bullingham (left)
Indeed, it is clear that the governing body played an important role in facilitating urgent talks between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Premier League CEO Richard Masters on Tuesday.
Indeed, Sportsmail understands that Johnson’s threat to drop a “legislative bomb” on the controversial plans during those discussions caused the eventual collapse of the European Super League.
Well-placed sources have indicated that Johnson’s bombshell comment was the catalyst for at least two clubs to back out amid realization that the government would not allow the proposals to go through.