new York- The President of the World Football Council, FIFA, sent a brief but powerful message to a dozen wealthy and powerful European clubs on Tuesday, whose planned separatist Super League threatened to overthrow the foundation of the world’s most powerful sport for decades. structure.
FIFA President Gianni Inventino said in a speech by European football leaders in Montreux, Switzerland: “If someone chooses to go their own way, they must bear the consequences of their choice, and they are responsible for their choice.” Specifically, this means that no matter what you are outside, you are all outside. You can’t go in half and half. This must be absolutely clear.”
Infantino’s intervention comes amid growing anger at the UEFA Super League’s proposal, which has transformed the sport into a state of emergency in the three countries of England, Spain and Italy (the seat of its 12 founding member states).
In the United Kingdom, which accounts for half of the separatist group, Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with representatives of fans and Premier League leaders today. Later, his office promised to take all measures to stop the multi-million dollar competition and ensure that everything is normal.
Johnson spokesman Max Bryan said: “We are exploring various options, including legislative options.”
French champion Paris St. Germain (Paris St. Germain) has joined more and more elite clubs, and they said they will not participate in the new league. Instead, PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi pledged to support UEFA and its existing UEFA Champions League, which has been an elite competition in European football for more than half a century.
“We believe that without any proposal supported by UEFA, UEFA has been committed to promoting the interests of European football for nearly 70 years. It cannot solve the current problems facing the football world, but out of personal interests. ” , He says.
Yesterday, the leaders of Bayern Munich and Dortmund (Borussia Dortmund) took a similar action, canceling the authorization of Al-Khelaifi, the two major German powers are considered candidates for completing 15 permanent members of the Super League team. The Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam, who has won the European championship four times, also said that it will not participate in the competition.
The response to the proposal has died out and spread widely, and it is getting harder and harder to find a game defender. Even the numbers related to the team that joined the project backed by the US investment bank JPMorgan Chase are disappointing.