The Super League is still wreaking havoc. While the closed-league project was quickly scrapped after all English clubs left ship two days after its official launch, fans have yet to forget what they believe to be betrayal by their leaders. Manchester United fans wanted to strike hard and wanted to make their voices heard on the occasion of the England derby against Liverpool: after many excesses at Old Trafford, this Sunday before the meeting, the match between the Red Revils and the Reds was ultimately postponed to a later date. Aware that this situation causes many problems in English football, the Premier League slaps its fist on the table and wants to prevent a project such as the Super League from seeing the light of day in the future.
“The events of the past two weeks have called into question the foundations and determination of English football. The Premier League has prepared a series of measures to devote itself to the fundamental principles of professional gaming: an open pyramid, progression through sporting merit and the highest standards of sporting integrity. These measures aim to end the threat of separatist leagues in the future. Opposition to the proposed Super League has united all of football, with fans’ voices clearly heard. The Premier League recognizes the strength of sentiment and the right of fans to know what is going on. […] The actions of a few clubs cannot be allowed to create such a division and disruption. We are determined to get the truth about what happened and to hold these clubs accountable for their decisions and actions. We and the FA (the English federation, editor’s note) are pursuing these objectives quickly and in an appropriate manner, by consulting the supporters and the government, ”notably indicated the Premier League, which is therefore considering sanctions against the slingers (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, both Manchester and Tottenham) via a communicated this Monday.
Here are the measures taken by the Premier League in agreement with the FA to “protect the game, the clubs and their fans from further disturbances and uncertainties”:
“Additional rules and regulations to ensure that the principles of the Premier League and open competition are protected
A new owners’ charter to which all club owners will have to subscribe, committing them to respect the fundamental principles of the Premier League
Violations of these rules and the Charter will be subject to significant penalties
We seek the support of the government to pass appropriate legislation to protect the open pyramid of football, the principles of sporting merit and the integrity of the football community ”