Roma Blast Super League Plans Involving Inter, AC Milan & Juventus: “Some Things Matter More Than Money”

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Roma have become the highest profile club in Serie A to speak out against plans for a new European Super League.

Inter were one of 12 leading European clubs to announce their participation in the new franchise on Sunday night, in a group of 12 founding members which also included Serie A rivals AC Milan and Juventus.

The new league is due to start ‘as soon as practicable’ but has received widespread condemnation from football officials and supporters, with UEFA president Aleksandar Ceferin dismissing it as ‘a nonsense project’ and ‘disgraceful’.

“Roma are strongly opposed to this ‘closed’ system, as it fundamentally flies in the face of the spirit of the game that we all love,” a statement on the Giallorossi’s website read today.

“Some things are more important than money, and we remain firmly committed to Italian football on a domestic level, and to fair, open European competitions for all.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Lega Serie A, the Italian Federation, the European Club Association and UEFA to grow and develop the game of football in Italy and around the world.

“Fans and grassroots football are at the core of our sport, and this must never be forgotten.”

Inter, AC Milan and Juventus would be joined in the Super League by six Premier League clubs (Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham) and three La Liga teams (Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid).

The games would be played in midweek, overlapping with the UEFA Champions League but allowing clubs to keep playing in their domestic leagues.