Premier League Official Statement – Confirms punishment for the disgraced 6 clubs
The Premier League have revealed the punishment for the six PL clubs who tried to steal the future of football.
Seven weeks ago Liverpool, Spurs, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City published a joint statement along with three Spanish and three Italian clubs, saying they were forming their own European Super League, where they wouldn’t have to qualify to take part each year, with guaranteed increasing power and money heading their way.
The move basically wrecking the Champions League and massively weakening all domestic leagues, where clubs compete to take part in the top European competition.
Today’s joint statement with The FA (see below) confirms that the only punishment is £22m to be paid by the six clubs, in total, so only around £3.5m each.
Quite unbelievable after what they tried to do.
The other 14 Premier League clubs now looking even weaker than they were previous to the attempted European Super League, as they have allowed the self-appointed elite six get away with it.
What has become clear is that the Premier League is like a sieve when it comes to secrecy, as earlier today we covered exclusives from The Mail and then Sky, both of which were right on the money in revealing what was going to happen with this farce and no real punishment.
The language in the statement is embarrassing in terms of what the six are being allowed to get away with.
Describing the six as having made a ‘mistake’ and talking about how they have ‘wholeheartedly apologised to their fans’…
The future punishment the six have agreed if they try this again is also a joke in my opinion, a £25m fine which is absolutely nothing considering their revenues, whilst a 30 point deduction is also very manageable if just a one-off.
It isn’t exactly thrown out of the Premier League or banned from qualifying for the Champions League for ten years, is it?
Official Premier League The FA joint statement – Wednesday 9 June 2021:
‘The six clubs involved in proposals to form a European Super League have today acknowledged once again that their actions were a mistake, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of the English game.
They have wholeheartedly apologised to their fans, fellow clubs, the Premier League and The FA.
As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22million, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes.
Furthermore, the clubs have agreed to support rule changes so that any similar actions in the future would lead to a 30-point deduction.
Each of the six clubs, in that event, would also be subject to an additional £25m fine.
The Premier League and The FA have worked closely together throughout this process and this agreement brings both investigations into the matter to a conclusion.’
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