Premier League announces measures to avoid other 'Superleagues'

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The Premier League announced on Monday measures to prevent dissident championship projects in the future, such as the recently failed plan of a nearly closed 'Super League' created by 12 of the most powerful European clubs.

This announcement comes the day after hundreds of Manchester United fans invaded Old Trafford to protest the involvement of the 'Red Devils' in the creation of the 'Super League', forcing the match against Liverpool to be postponed.

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The Superliga project, a 20-club European competition in which 15 places would be reserved each year by its wealthy founding clubs (including six English, three Spanish and three Italians), was for the moment neutralized as a result of the opposition from fans, as well as from sports authorities and the political world.

This opposition led the six English clubs (Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham) to abandon the project (led by Real Madrid and Juventus) just 48 hours after its creation was announced, although this withdrawal hasn't ended protests against such a project.

"The events of the last two weeks have attacked the fundamentals and spirit of English football," wrote the organizer of the English championship in a statement, calling for "all protests to be peaceful."

The Premier League announced that it is working with the federation and the English government to modify the legal framework “with the aim of upholding the fundamental principles of professional competition: an open hierarchy, a progression based on sporting merit and high principles of sporting integrity. ”.

"These measures are intended to end the threat of dissident competitions in the future," he reiterated to the Premier League in his statement.

Among the measures to be adopted, would be the signing of statutes to be signed by the owners of the clubs that would oblige them to “respect the fundamental principles of the Premier League”, under the threat of “significant sanctions”.

"The performance of a handful of clubs should not be able to create so much division and problems," insisted the instance.

AFP

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