Florentino Perez is unfazed by the UEFA threats made against the clubs and players involved in the European Super League.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has played down the severity of threats made by UEFA following the European Super League’s announcement on Sunday.
There has been a huge backlash across the football world ever since. 12 clubs, including Perez’s Real Madrid, have confirmed plans to join the European Super League. Another three teams are expected to join.
The rouge competition is set to become a direct rival for UEFA’s Champions League in the upcoming years.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, therefore, warned all footballers who play in the Super League to expect bans from the World Cup and European Championship.
Players who play in the European Super League will NOT be allowed to compete at the World Cup or Euros, according to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin 😳 pic.twitter.com/yXZp9jRU4I
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 19, 2021
But Perez, who spoke for the first time on Monday night following the Super League announcement, has dismissed that threat.
“Every player can be calm because that’s not going to happen,” the Spaniard, who will become president of the European Super League, told El Chiringuito.
“They won’t be banned if they join the Super League.”
Executive Committee member Jesper Moller, meanwhile, claimed UEFA could force semi-finalists Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester City out of this season’s Champions League due to their involvement in the Super League.
“Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea will not be banned from the Champions League or domestic leagues,” said Perez in response to Moller’s claim.
“Impossible, I can assure you of that. 100 per cent, it won’t happen, the law protects us. This is impossible.”
Perez also slammed Ceferin for branding Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli and his Manchester United counterpart Ed Woodward as ‘snakes’ by labeling the comments as ‘unacceptable’.