Super League plotters stand firm: We're not going against anyone, nothing changes

Super League plotters stand firm: We're not going against anyone, nothing changes

The report suggested that each permanent member of the proposed breakaway league, which would begin in 2022, has been promised €350 million ($425 million) with JPMorgan Chase & discussions to help finance the league.

The letter, signed by 17 fans' groups from 14 teams whose clubs are in the ECA, including Ajax, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, said it was a "blatant power grab" and would "wreck domestic calendars". It diminishes competition. It pulls up the drawbridge.

"Deduct them all points tomorrow, put them at the bottom of the league and take their money off's a criminal act against football fans in this country", said Neville. Man Utd aren't in the Champions League, Arsenal aren't in the Champions League - they're a shambles of a football club right now.

"Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires". In exchange for their commitment, Founding Clubs will receive an amount of €3.5 billion exclusively to support their infrastructure investment plans and to offset the impact of the COVID pandemic.

Gary Neville, Ferguson's former captain, interrupted his commentary on Sky Sports coverage of United's victory against Burnley to criticise the breakaway plans.

'I'm not sure Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process, ' he added.

"I'm disgusted with Manchester United and Liverpool most".

"Manchester United, 100 years, born out of workers around here, and they are breaking away into a league without competition?"

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"Liverpool, they pretend "You'll Never Walk Alone", the people's club, the fans' club. It's an absolute disgrace".

"We thank those clubs in other countries, especially the French and German clubs, who have refused to sign up to this", UEFA added.

"Fans of any club in England and across Europe can now dream that their team may climb to the top and play against the best", the statement continued.

"The formation of the Super League comes at a time when the global pandemic has accelerated the instability in the existing European football economic model".

It caps a tumultuous week for Serie A after seven clubs submitted a written request for Dal Pino to resign over issues including his management of plans to sell a stake in the league's media business.

It was claimed on Sunday that at up to 12 of Europe's biggest clubs had signed up to the new proposal, which would involve them forming their own competition to rival the Champions League.

UEFA, EPL, FA, Spanish and Italian football federations and La Liga have warned that clubs involved in the breakaway league will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level.

In a joint statement, they said clubs that sign up to the league will be banned from playing in any other domestic, European or global competitions, while their players could be prevented from representing their national teams.

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