UEFA President Aleksandr Ceferin unleashes scathing rant labelling Super League officials as "snakes"

UEFA President Aleksandr Ceferin failed to mince his words as he unleashed a powerful attack of the breakaway European Super League proposals.
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UEFA President Aleksandr Ceferin has labelled the prospect of the European Super League a "spit in the face of all football lovers".

This comes hours after all 12 clubs including Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United, to name a few, announced their involvement in a move which would be a breakaway from traditional FIFA and UEFA competitions.

All of the founding clubs in the JP Morgan financially backed competition face expulsion from their domestic leagues, as well as already banned from participating in UEFA competitions, but also may result in players of the clubs never being able to represent their countries again.

Described as a "nuclear" war by some, the latest developments have shaken the footballing structure and the fans to its very core.

Supporters of all generations believe they have been betrayed by those who fly the flag for their respective clubs.

In the aftermath of the announcement, fans of; Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have planned potential protests as a backlash to the handling by their respective hierarchies.

Just over 12 hours after they confirmed their participation in the competition, Spurs relieved Jose Mourinho of his managerial duties, after 17 months in charge, just days before the Carabao Cup final.

The English, German, Spanish and Scottish governing bodies have all condemned plans to break away from FIFA and UEFA.

Those 12 clubs participating in the ESL have already left the ECA (European Clubs Association) which effectively results in no participation in the illustrious Champions League and Europa League competitions. 


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Aleksander Ceferin lambasted many footballing figures including Manchester United executive vice-chair Ed Woodward and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli. 

The Slovenian UEFA official labelled fellow officials as "snakes" who took part in the Super League discussions.

Ceferin addressed the media today, as quoted by Sky Sports, he said: "We will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon as we have a clear answer. My opinion is that, as soon as possible, the players have to be banned from all our competitions.

He continued: "I cannot stress more strongly UEFA and the footballing world are united against the disgraceful, self-serving proposals we have seen, fuelled purely by greed.

"It's nonsense of a project. This idea is a spit in the face for all footballer lovers and our society. We will not allow them to take this away from us.

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"I was a criminal lawyer for 24 years but I've never, ever, seen people like that. If I start with Ed Woodward but he called me last Thursday, saying that he's very satisfied with reforms and he fully supports them. Obviously, he already signed something else." He concluded.

Earlier, new plans for a 36-team UEFA Champions League that would be enforced ahead of the 2024/25 season, were confirmed.