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New Fight: Agnelli And Ceferin Trade Words On Super League

Written by Dare Solomon 

It’s been a battle of words between UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and the number one conveyer of the Super League Andrea Agnelli who were both at the Financial Times’ Business of Football Summit to pitch to the business world their ideas and the gains.

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Quite a few clubs including including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, AC Milan, Inter and Atletico Madrid – were part of an original scheme that was quickly shut down after it generated fierce opposition from supporters and threat of sanctions from UEFA. But the idea of the break away league will still not stop.

I have to say that those speaking about the Super League are not speaking about football. I am sick and tired of this non-football project,” the UEFA President said, as quoted by Mail Online and relayed by Footballitalia.


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“First, they launched their nonsense of the idea in the middle of a pandemic. Now, we read articles that they are planning to launch another idea now in the middle of a war.

“Do I have to speak more about these people? They obviously live in a parallel world.

“We are helping in a terrible situation, they are working on a project like that. They can pay whoever they want to write “this is a nice project, they are full of solidarity, there will be charity to small ones.”

He then aimed directly at Andrea Agnelli who is one of the architects of the competition along with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez and Barcelona’s Joan Laporta.

 ‘They criticised UEFA and the ECA, one of them was chairman of the ECA [Agnelli],” Ceferin said.

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The Chairman of the European Club Association, Andrea Agnelli at the same summit refused to backdown from the idea and the relevance of the league revealing “the Super League hasn’t failed.”

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“The Super League hasn’t failed. In my opinion, European football is in desperate need of reform. I will not accept questions about Tebas, his statements speak for themselves.”

Contrary to what Ceferin said in his statement, the Italian businessman revealed that UEFA knew he was creating a project before the announcement came.

“UEFA knew that I as Juventus president was working on something different. The Super League is a collective work of 12 teams, not one person. 12 clubs signed a 120-page contract and it is still binding for 11 of those clubs.”

Agnelli continued his appeal for the need of a new competition tagging UEFA monopoly.

“Compromise is no longer a choice, we need deeper reforms. Is a monopoly operator suited to lead a business like football? I think not.”

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