The Premier League has “unanimously and vehemently refused” Super League plans and intends to take action against the six English top-flight clubs that have signed up for the new European competition.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and Manchester City announced on Sunday that they will participate in a new continental breakaway competition.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter, and AC Milan have joined them in that venture, with the goal of bringing others on board as well, but opposition to the project is threatening to derail their efforts.
“The Premier League, alongside The FA, met with clubs today to discuss the immediate consequences of the Super League proposal,” the Premier League said in a statement in response to the plans.
“At the conference, the 14 clubs overwhelmingly and vehemently opposed the competition’s proposals.” The Premier League is considering all options for stopping it from moving forward, including holding the Shareholders involved accountable under its rules.
“The League will continue to work with key stakeholders such as fan groups, the government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA, and LMA to protect the game’s best interests, and we urge all clubs participating in the proposed competition to withdraw immediately.”
“The Premier League would like to express its gratitude to fans and all stakeholders for their help this week on this important topic. The response demonstrates how important our open pyramid and football culture are to people.”