The Football Supporters’ Union said reports of major European clubs negotiating to establish a new competition show that “the wealthy owners are out of control” and the sport is unable to organize itself.
A report by “Sky News” (SKYNEWS) stated that 12 clubs from the major league competitions in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain have begun negotiations to establish the “European Premier League”, and to set a temporary date for the start of the competition in 2022.
“The recent reports about the establishment of the European Premier League reveal the myths of billionaire owners’ interest in the English football pyramid or anything else that deviates from their ambitions,” the Football Association said in a statement.
“This will be the final nail in the coffin of the idea that football can organize itself; these billionaires are out of control,” he added. “What is required now is to take decisive action to protect the sport we love.”
The Sky report – citing sources in the football industry – stated that the financiers are looking to increase the amount allocated to launch the new tournament, which is supported by the International Federation of the Game (FIFA). To $ 6 billion.
Alexander Ceferin, president of the European Union (UEFA) for the game – which considers the Champions League its main competition for clubs – stressed the rejection of the idea of the European Premier League.