Premier League clubs involved in the European Super League breakaway have been fined and warned against future re-occurence. (Photo credit...
|Premier League clubs involved in the European Super League breakaway have been fined and warned against future re-occurence. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
The six premier league clubs that joined the breakaway party for the now defunct European Super League have been warned that they risk 30points deduction should they try the “nonsense” next time.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur all joined the ESL but quickly retraced their steps, they have been fined £20m for their part in the coup but will face stiffer sanctions on future reoccurrence.
UEFA had announced on Wednesday that it had suspended its disciplinary case against the remaining Super League rebel clubs -- Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid -- who were facing a ban from the Champions League.
A statement from the Premier League read: "The six clubs involved in proposals to form a European Super League have today acknowledged once again that their actions were a mistake, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of the English game.
"They have wholeheartedly apologized to their fans, fellow clubs, the Premier League and The FA. As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22m which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programs.
"Furthermore, the clubs have agreed to support rule changes so that any similar actions in the future would lead to a 30 point deduction.
Each of the six clubs, in that event, would also be subject to an additional £25m fine. The Premier League and The FA have worked closely together throughout this process and this agreement brings both investigations into the matter to a conclusion."
The April 8 coup saw AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid joining the nine mentioned rebels but while others pulled out almost immediately, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus remain adamant.