ESPN are reporting that UEFA are looking to punish the clubs that took part in the European Super League (ESL) and wants the punishment to be severe for those who are yet to fully pull out of the agreement and any future pursuit of the same. Four remaining clubs in Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan who are set for a two year suspension from European competitions. They are supposedly violating Article 51 of the statutes which states,
“No combinations or alliances between… clubs affiliated, directly or indirectly, to different UEFA Member Associations may be formed without the permission of UEFA.”
The clubs seem confident they have not violated the above as they launched the ESL discussion to get permission from UEFA and was not a formal breakaway. The ESL will be formally terminated in 9 out of 12 clubs pull out of the project.
Sky via MilanNews.it are reporting that Milan and Inter are negotiating lower economic sanctions and could exit the ESL in the coming days. The report notes that some form of punishment is also expected from the FIGC.
MilanNews.it are reporting that the four clubs are not at risk of exclusion from Europe as there was an injuNction granted by a Madrid court to that effect.