Disciplinary Proceedings Opened by UE Against Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus
UEFA Set to Punish the Clubs Over the European Super League Project
European football’s governing body released a statement confirming the opening of the proceedings against the three clubs due to their failure to remove themselves from the European Super League plans.
The statement read: “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 CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC for a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework. Further information will be made available in due course”
Nine of the 12 founders of the proposed breakaway league conceded defeat to UEFA within days of the project’s official announcement. These clubs – which include the ‘big six’ Premier League clubs – signed a commitment declaration with UEFA soon after the breakaway league fell apart.
Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid now face potential bans from European competition. A two-year expulsion from UEFA competitions is reportedly the maximum available punishment. UEFA appears determined to heavily punish these clubs for their persistence with the ESL idea.
Continued European Super League Plans Are Baffling
The news is no surprise as it had been previously reported UEFA was ready to take disciplinary action against the breakaway clubs if they did not remove themselves from these plans.
Juventus were threatened with expulsion from Serie A by the Italian FA president in April. The club has remained determined to push the super league plans through. A statement released by all three clubs claimed that they would all persist with the plans.
Despite clear failure unfolding in front of them these three clubs continued to attempt a breakaway league. The desperate move to resolve outstanding debt issues by the clubs has backfired – and will cost them dearly.