14 Premier League teams vote “unanimously and vigorously” against the proposals of the Super League.
Following England’s big six’ announcement of their plan to to join a lucrative new tournament, The 14 Premier League clubs who were left out of plans for a European Super League have finally “unanimously and vigorously” voted against the proposals as England’s top-flight considers “all actions available” to halt the breakaway competition.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Tottenham announced plans to join a lucrative new tournament.
The ‘big six’ suggested that the Super League would run alongside the Premier League, in place of the Champions League.
The Super League proposal has however been met with a lot of criticism, with the competition termed anti-competitive.
The English Premier League and The Football Association (FA) both came strongly to condemn the Super League idea which was first reported on Sunday.
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The two football governing bodies held a meeting for the 14 remaining Premier League clubs on Tuesday, at which they agreed to hold the ‘big six’ “to account under its rules”.
A statement released after the meeting read:
“The Premier League, alongside The FA, met with clubs today to discuss the immediate implications of the Super League proposal.
“The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition.
“The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those shareholders involved to account under its rules.
“The league will continue to work with key stakeholders including fan groups, government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to protect the best interests of the game and call on those clubs involved in the proposed competition to cease their involvement immediately.
“The Premier League would like to thank fans and all stakeholders for the support they have shown this week on this significant issue.
“The reaction proves just how much our open pyramid and football community means to people.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola announced his opposition to the Super League during a pre-match news conference.
Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp on Monday insisted on his objection to the new development and said he did not support the plans but added the club’s Boston-based owners Fenway Sports Group were “reasonable people” and “never have to explain these decisions to me or ask for permission”.
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