The news broke out earlier today that the European Justice Court based in Luxembourg has ruled in favour of the European Super League. The court stated that the two football organizations FIFA and UEFA engaged in “abusing a dominant position” when they took action against the rival league, citing that their regulations lacked transparency, objectivity, non-discrimination, and proportionality.
🚨 European Court of Justice today confirmed that “neither UEFA nor FIFA can impose sanctions on clubs that participate in alternative competitions”.
↪️ UEFA statement: “UEFA takes note of the judgment delivered today by the ECJ in the European Super League case”.
“This ruling… pic.twitter.com/wEUhRJmMLS
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 21, 2023
Now the European big clubs queue up one after another to refuse future participation in the Super League project.
Shortly after it became public many of the clubs who initiated the Super League came out with announcements regarding their possible involvement in such a tournament. As expected, only the two Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona have come in defence of the project, while clubs like Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid were quick to announce that they will not change their position to not compete in a future Super League.
🗣️ UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin: "We will not try to stop the European Super League, they can do whatever they want."
"I hope they will start their magnificent tournament as soon as possible. I hope they know what they are doing, but I am not so sure." pic.twitter.com/dinNghrX7h
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) December 21, 2023
Even UEFA’s president Aleksander Ceferin commented on the topic, claiming: “We will not try to stop the European Super League, they can do whatever they want. I hope they will start their magnificent tournament as soon as possible with two clubs. I hope they know what they are doing, but I am not so sure.” clearly referring to Real Madrid and Barcelona in an ironic manner.