The European Super League faces more backlash as the FIFA president warns participating clubs to expect ‘consequences’.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned all 12 founding clubs of the breakaway European Super League to expect ‘consequences’.
He also informed that any team that joins the breakaway competition ‘cannot be half in or half out’.
The 12 founding clubs continue to face stern opposition for the European Super League. UEFA has publicly condemned the competition and threatened to punish all those involved.
Severe sanctions are planned. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has even threatened to ban all participating players from international tournaments.
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🗣 UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin, at the 45th Ordinary UEFA Congress. pic.twitter.com/5gG8HzMEBA
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Champions League semi-finalists Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester City could all be forced out of this season’s competition due to their involvement.
“At FIFA, we can only strongly disapprove the creation of a Super League,” said Infantino as quoted by Goal.
“It is a closed shop, which is a breakaway from the current institutions, from the leagues, from the associations, from UEFA, and from FIFA.
“There is a lot to throw away for maybe a short-term financial gain of some. People need to think very carefully. They need to reflect, and they need to assume responsibility.
“If some elect to go their own way, then they must live with the consequences of their choice. They are responsible for their choice.
“Concretely, this means either you are in or you are out. You cannot be half in or half out.”