Premier League 6 clubs involved in European Super League – Sky report agreed ‘punishment’
Earlier today, we brought you news of a media exclusive on the ‘punishment’ the disgraced six Premier League clubs were set to get for their involvement in trying to set up a European Super League, where they would all automatically qualify every year and significantly increase their revenues and power at the expense of the rest of football.
The exclusive was from The Mail and they said that they had inside information regarding what had been going on in terms of talks between all the Premier League clubs.
The report saying it had been a ‘fraught’ process and that the disgraced six have been pushing for a kind of similar laughable ‘punishment’ from the Premier League, as has been handed down by UEFA (see below) regarding Champions League involvement.
Basically very low fines and a promise not to try it on again.
The Mail saying that insiders had told them that Wolves and West Ham had been the two clubs pushing most strongly for something more than a token amount of money to be paid by the shamed six. However, with the annual meeting of the Premier League clubs set to start tonight with a dinner in Harrogate, the shameful six looked to have got their way way with agreement set to be finalised shortly.
Well…Sky have now got their own exclusive, an update on The Mail piece, with Sky now reporting that agreement has been reached, with an official Premier League announcement set for later today.
Sky saying that ‘just over £20m’ will be paid as part of a settlement by the six clubs with the Premier League. The rest of the agreement / settlement based around the penalties that would happen if they tried it on again.
This is so so ridiculous, if it was £20m per club it would be laughable, never mind that much between all six.
To put it into perspective, the £3.5m each of the six Premier League clubs are going to pay, is LESS than any of the half dozen’s weekly wage bill!!!
An individual player can get fined two weeks wages by his club for a relatively minor misdemeanour, yet when a club / clubs try to steal the future of football from everybody else, they are punished with a fine that equals less than what they each pay out in wages every six days or less.
So I think what we can take from this is that far from this being a pivotal moment where the owners of the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd were brought to heel, instead the rest of the cubs have caved in and failed to support the likes of Wolves and West Ham who wanted proper punishment for the shameful six. So we end up with the ‘big six’ dictating to the rest of the Premier League, absolutely nothing has changed.
The (UEFA) Champions League punishments – Announced May 2021:
The nine clubs have agreed to make a combined 15m euros (£13.4m) goodwill contribution to benefit children’s and grassroots football across Europe.
They will also have 5% of Uefa competition revenues withheld for one season, starting in 2023-24, and this money will be redistributed, including in the UK.
The nine clubs face fines of 100m euros (£86.9m per Premier League club) each if they seek to join an unauthorised competition in the future, and a fine of half that if they breach any other terms of the declaration, Uefa said in a statement in May 2021.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin when the punishments were announced in early May 2021:
“I said at the Uefa congress two weeks ago that it takes a strong organisation to admit making a mistake, especially in these days of trial by social media. These clubs have done just that.
“In accepting their commitments and willingness to repair the disruption they caused, Uefa wants to put this chapter behind it and move forward in a positive spirit.
“These clubs recognised their mistakes quickly and have taken action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football.
“The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called Super League and Uefa will deal with those clubs subsequently.”
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