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European Super League would be financially catastrophic for all but a very tiny minority says SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster


By Will Clark

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The Scottish Professional Football League has voiced its opposition to the European Super League.

The SPFL are against the European Super League.
The SPFL are against the European Super League.

Twelve clubs have agreed to establish a new midweek competition including six English clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Spanish clubs Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid along with Italian teams AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus have also agreed to be part of the league.

But Uefa says it will attempt to ensure the league does not happen.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster says they are also against the rebel league happening.

“The SPFL stands alongside UEFA, the European Leagues, the English Premier League and the overwhelming majority of the game’s stakeholders in vehemently opposing the proposed European Super League.

“These proposals, or any like them, would have an enormously damaging impact on the very fabric of our sport at all levels. It is no surprise they have been so swiftly and overwhelmingly condemned by fans the world over.

“We believe that any such ‘competition’ would dramatically undermine the global appeal of football and would be financially catastrophic for all but a very tiny minority.

“The proposals we have seen, assembled by a small, self-selected group of very wealthy clubs, appear to be a cynical and very worrying attempt to thwart the core principle of sporting merit which rightly underpins European football. They represent a clear and present danger to the sport we all love.

“Now, more than ever, given what we have all been through over the past year, governments, together with the game’s governing bodies and leagues, need to work together to do what is right and protect the very essence of the game.

“The SPFL stands ready to support all efforts to fight for the principles of solidarity, sporting competition and fairness which lie at the very heart of the game.”


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