UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
|UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin insists there will be consequences for rebel teams after ESL fallout. (Photo credit: UEFA.com)
Doesn’t look like we’ve seen the end of the failed European Super League as UEFA has now officially opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona over their refusal to back down from the breakaway plans.
Recall that twelve teams announced their decision to form a new money league but criticisms and backlashes from all around the world led to nine other teams including six from the premier league backing out of the idea but the mentioned trio stood firm on their belief.
"Following an investigation conducted by UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors in connection with the so-called 'Super League' project, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus FC for a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework," UEFA said.
"Further information will be made available in due course."
UEFA President Aleksander Cefrin insists that teams that have decided to follow through with their rebellious act should never partake in the champions league, hence a need to throw them out of the elite competition.
The twelve teams involved in the original ESL plans were Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.