UEFA on Friday reported sanctions, including financial punishments, against nine of the 12 clubs behind the aborted Super League project, after the clubs “apologized” and recognized “a mistake”.

The governing body of European football said that “in a spirit of reconciliation” the nine clubs had consented to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and acknowledged a five percent cut in their European revenue for one season.

Be that as it may, three clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus, didn’t sign the declaration.

UEFA said it “reserved all rights to take whatever action it deems appropriate against those clubs that have so far refused to renounce the so-called ‘Super League’.

“The matter will promptly be referred to the competent UEFA disciplinary bodies,” the statement concluded.

The nine clubs that opted out of the project — Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, and AC Milan — have agreed to a series of “reintegration measures”.

“These clubs recognized their mistakes quickly and have taken action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

“The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called ‘Super League’ and UEFA will deal with those clubs subsequently.”

The nine have agreed to forego five percent of their income from UEFA competitions for one season and pay, between them, a 15-million-euro ($18.25 million) donation to help grassroots and youth football in Europe.

They additionally committed to participating in UEFA competitions for which they qualify and agreed to pay fines of 100m euros on the off chance that they at any point look to play in an “unauthorized” competition.

“It takes a strong organization to admit making a mistake especially in these days of trial by social media. These clubs have done just that,” said Ceferin.

“In accepting their commitments and willingness to repair the disruption they caused, UEFA wants to put this chapter behind it and move forward in a positive spirit.”

Subscribe to us at Beech Blog for latest updates!

About Author

BB

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.