UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has compared Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus to those who believe the Earth is flat for continuing with their proposal for a Super League.
The Super League project — involving 12 of Europe’s biggest clubs — was launched last April but was met with widespread backlash and failed at the first hurdle.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, however, have maintained that the Super League is still viable.
Joan Laporta, Barcelona’s president, stated the project was “still alive” in October, while his Juventus counterpart and Super League vice-president Andrea Agnelli said similar later that month. Real and Super League president Florentino Perez reaffirmed his support for the project in November.
UEFA’s Ceferin, who was firmly against the proposal from the outset, addressed the issue in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche.
“I don’t have a problem with them (Barcelona, Real and Juventus),” Ceferin said. “But after they stabbed me and UEFA, I think it’s up to them to call.
“In the same way that the earth is flat, they still think the Super League exists.
“At the same time, they were the first to sign up to play in the Champions League this season. A bit strange. But if they asked for a meeting, I would sit down. There’s nothing personal behind it.
“But the only things we hear from them are lawsuits that have no place. They’re trying to put pressure everywhere.
“Nobody wants it (the Super League) except the few who think that football is all about money.”
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