May 8, 2021

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Measures from the Premier League to stop the future European Super League


The Premier League has confirmed that it is preparing measures together with the FA, which will stop the threat of breakaway competitions such as the formation of the Super League in the future.

The FA further confirmed that an investigation is currently underway into the formation of the failed match and the participation of the six clubs in the Premier League – Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham – which have registered for it.

The Premier League has promised to prevent future attempts to secede
The Premier League has promised to prevent future attempts to secede Catherine Iville / Getty images

The extraordinary reaction to the concept, which threatens the basic integrity of competitive sports, saw that all six English clubs were withdrawing within a few days.

Protests by fans and apologies from the guilty parties followed, and the Premier League and FA now want to take steps to prevent similar attempts at secession in the future.

A statement from the Premier League reads: “The actions of several clubs cannot be allowed to create such a division and interruption. We are determined to establish the truth about what happened and to hold these clubs accountable for their decisions and actions. We and the FA pursue these goals quickly and appropriately, in consultation with fans and the government. “

The ESL scandal is a catalyst for fan protests against the owners of Man Utd & Arsenal
The ESL scandal is a catalyst for fan protests against the owners of Man Utd & Arsenal Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

The Premier League is also taking four key actions to better regulate its clubs.

There will be additional rules to ensure that the principles of the Premier League and open competition are protected. Commitment to a new “Owners’ Charter” will be a mandatory requirement for all club owners. The Premier League will impose “significant sanctions” on any violation of the rules or the charter. Finally, state support will create new legislation to keep the football pyramid open.

In its review of what happened, the FA explained: “We wrote to all clubs to formally request all relevant information and evidence about their participation. Once we have the necessary information, we will consider what appropriate steps to take. Obviously what happened was unacceptable and could cause great damage to clubs at every level of English football. “

The Premier League and the FA condemned the scenes at Old Trafford when a fan stormed the stadium
Premier League and FA condemned the scenes at Old Trafford when a fan stormed the stadium | OLI SCARFF / Getty images

Both the Premier League and the FA have acknowledged the important role that fans have played in holding clubs accountable, but insist that all protests must remain peaceful, “condemning” the behavior of the minority of Manchester United fans who stormed Old Trafford in Sunday.

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