La Liga president once again lashes out at Florentino Perez over Super League | OneFootball

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·2 October 2022

La Liga president once again lashes out at Florentino Perez over Super League

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The European Super League was the proposed solution to ending UEFA’s monopoly over European football and came very close to materialising last year. However, several clubs withdrew at the final hour after severe protests from fans, which led the plan into jeopardy.

The chairman of the proposed competition was none other than Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. It did not come as a surprise to many, especially given that the businessman has been a strong advocate of autonomous high-level competition for years now.

While teams might have backed out of the proposed competition, Perez continues to champion the Super League project with La Liga rivals Barcelona and Serie A giants Juventus still very much involved in the project.

The topic is set to come up for discussion at Real Madrid’s Assembly of Members later today. And ahead of that, La Liga president Javier Tebas took a dig at Perez’s idea of the Super League on his Twitter account and stressed that it was not everyone’s cup of tea to manage a competition.

“Florentino, being a great club president does not mean you can be a great competition president (the Super League),” he wrote.

Tebas went on to say that the Real Madrid president’s idea spelt doom for all clubs involved.

“From ignorance, you’re launching proclamations that can ‘kill’ the rest of the clubs, including Real Madrid.”

December 15th is the day marked in red for the future of the Super League. On that day, it will be known whether the new competition is legal or not. In an encouraging move, €4 billion are already waiting in the bank from JP Morgan in case the judgement comes out positive.

Needless to say, domestic leagues including La Liga could be the biggest losers in the new development.

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