UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has pleaded with English clubs to come to their senses out of respect for people who bleed for the team.
Ceferin claims that creating the Super League was a ‘huge mistake’ and adds that it’s not too late for the clubs involved to change their minds.
“I would like to address the owners of some English clubs. Gentlemen, you made a huge mistake,” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said at the UEFA Congress.
“Some will say it is greed, others disdain, arrogance, or complete ignorance of England’s football culture but it actually doesn’t matter what matters is there is still time to change your mind. Everyone makes mistakes.
“To the English clubs, come to your senses. Not out of love for football, I don’t imagine you have much of that, but out of respect for the people who bleed for the team, out of respect for the home of football.”
UEFA President Ceferin in public appeal to English clubs behind Super League: "Gentlemen you made a huge mistake. Some will say it is greed, others distain, arrogance … there is still time to change your mind. Everyone makes mistakes” pic.twitter.com/urIDYIs0qg— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) April 20, 2021
The UEFA president has already warned the 12 clubs who have agreed to form a breakaway Super League that they will be banned from all the other competitions. Also, their players won’t be able to participate in the World Cups and Euros, either.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is now one of the six Premier League clubs to have signed up for the competition, along with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham.