The proposed European Super League (ESL) has been condemned by FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino as he warned the clubs of severe sanctions. The plan to set up European Super League has been condemned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, football fans, Premier League as well as many others in the football community.
12 clubs are among the controversial plans to create the new league and they include 6 top clubs from the Premier league.
The initial 12 club founders are AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.
According to Gianni Infantino, “There is a lot to throw away for the short-term financial gain of some. They need to reflect, and they need to assume responsibility.”
He warned the breakaway clubs: “If some elect to go their own way then they must live with the consequences of their choice. They are responsible for their choice.
“Concretely, this means either you’re in or you’re out. You cannot be half in or half out.”
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) had suggested that players who participated in the Super League would not be allowed to play in major international tournaments, but was dismissed by the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez.