Mad trio vow to carry on with plans for ESL after court ruling

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A court ruling grants the ESL clubs a victory over UEFA.

The £7 million fines handed out to the enlistees who left the European Super League, including Manchester United, will be removed and disciplinary proceedings against all teams involved must be scrapped.

Along with the, the mad trio – Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid – have vowed to carry on with plans for the ESL after winning a court battle with UEFA.

The case will now be assessed by European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

We were strongly against plans for the ESL and ashamed of United’s involvement. It even drew criticism from former players and the British Government.

A joint statement on their websites read (via Daily Mail): ‘FC Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid CF welcome today’s Court’s decision enforcing, with immediate effect, UEFA’s obligation to unwind the actions taken against all European Super League founding clubs, including terminating the disciplinary proceedings against the undersigning three clubs and removing the penalties and restrictions imposed on the remaining nine founding clubs for them to avoid UEFA’s disciplinary action.

‘The Court backs the request made by the promoters of the European Super League, dismisses UEFA’s appeal, and confirms its warning to UEFA that failure to comply with its ruling shall result in fines and potential criminal liability.

‘The case will be assessed by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which shall review UEFA’s monopolistic position over European football.

‘We have the duty to address the very serious issues facing football: UEFA has established itself as the sole regulator, exclusive operator, and unique owner of rights of European football competitions.

‘This monopolistic position, in conflict of interest, is damaging football and its competitive balance.

‘As shown by ample evidence, financial controls are inadequate, and they have been improperly enforced. Clubs participating in European competitions have the right to govern their own competitions.

‘We are pleased that going forward we will no longer be subject to ongoing UEFA’s threats. Our aim is to keep developing the Super League project in a constructive and cooperative manner, always counting on all football stakeholders: fans, players, coaches, clubs, leagues, and national and international associations.

‘We are aware that there are elements of our proposal that should be reviewed and, of course, can be improved through dialogue and consensus. We remain confident in the success of a project that will be always compliant with European Union laws.’

No comments have been made by the other clubs involved in forming the breakaway league or UEFA.

It’s crazy to think United and the other 12 clubs could walk away from this without any punishment.

What is stopping these greedy owners from something similar again?

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