Premier League clubs fined for Super League involvement
Posted On June 10, 2021
London [UK], Jun 10 (ANI): The six Premier League clubs, who had signed up to play in the European Super League breakaway, have agreed to pay a fine of £ 22million.
The announcement of a breakaway European Super League made by 12 founding clubs, including Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, drew much criticism.
As a result, all six Premier League clubs involved in the proposed Super League withdrew from the competition in May.
“The six clubs involved in the proposals to form a European Super League have recognized today once again that their actions were wrong, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of English football”, the Premier League said in a statement. .
“They have apologized wholeheartedly to their fans, other clubs, the Premier League and the FA.
“As a sign of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £ 22million, which will go to the good of the game, including further investments in support for supporters, grassroots football and community programs “, can we read in the press release.
According to the statement, the clubs have agreed to support the rule changes so that any similar action in the future will result in a deduction of 30 points.
Each of the six clubs, in this case, would also be subject to an additional £ 25million fine.
Last month, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) opened disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus for their involvement in the European Super League.
UEFA announced on Wednesday that it had “temporarily suspended disciplinary proceedings” against the clubs in connection with the so-called “Super League” project.
“UEFA takes note of the decision taken today by the independent UEFA appeal body to temporarily suspend the disciplinary proceedings which had been initiated against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF”, UEFA said in a statement Wednesday. (ANI)