MONTREX, Switzerland (AP) – In a direct appeal to the owners of English clubs in the Super League project, UEFA President Alexander Chafferin on Tuesday urged them to change their minds, respecting football fans.
Seferin “sympathized” and criticized the English group of six clubs, consisting of American billionaires, the prince of the Middle East, the Russian oligarch. Less than 48 hours after the launch of the Super League, an alliance of three Italian and Spanish clubs.
“Gentlemen, you have made a huge mistake,” said Chafferin in a speech to the leaders of European football at the UEFA annual meeting. “Some will say it is greed, some (will say) despise arrogance, conscientiousness or complete ignorance of English football culture. It is not important.
“The important thing is that there is still time to change your mind. “Everyone makes mistakes.”
Fer Eferin urged them to withdraw from respect for English fans by turning to another dialect he had previously called “a few selfish people”.
“Come to your senses,” he said. “Not out of love for football, because I imagine some of you don’t have that much.”
Seferin also praised UEFA Executive Committee partner Nasser al-Khalifa, president of French champions Paris Saint-Germain. PSG has so far resisted offers to be one of the 15 founding members of the Super League. “Bavaria” and “Borussia” are also left out.
“Nasser, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. “You have shown that you are a great person,” said Seferin, a Kefar official, before quoting Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The UEFA president also spoke about the email he received from a Tottenham fan from one of the six rebellious clubs in the Premier League.
“If you read e. “Mail, you would cry,” Seferin said of a fan he only knew as Trevor, to whom he had given two tickets to the 2019 Champions League final when Tottenham lost to Liverpool.
Seferin said fans and governments had supported UEFA in confronting the proposed 20-team Super League, which threatened to directly challenge the Champions League and damage the structure of the historic pyramid of European football.
“We can not lose this game,” said Slovenian lawyer Fer Eferin.
The clubs have not announced when their planned breakaway league, which was leased by the American bank JP Morgan Chase, will start.
On Monday, Seferin said he wanted the Super League clubs and their players banned from all UEFA competitions “as soon as possible”.
It is unclear whether UEFA’s legal regulations իրավ the rules of the Champions League will allow it to do so before Real Madrid, Chelsea և Manchester City play in the semi-finals next week. Next week, Manchester United and Arsenal will also play in the Europa League semi-finals.
On Tuesday, FIFA President Ian Ani Infantino, in a speech that seemed to accuse the club’s owners of dismissing players, said that he could only “strongly disagree” with the Super League.
“If some people choose to go their own way, they have to live with the consequences of their choice,” said Infantino. “They are responsible for their choice.”
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