The day after the UEFA officially open a disciplinary file against Barça, Madrid Y Juventus by the Superliga and his expulsion from the next edition of the Champions is being considered, the Barça club has issued a statement in which it rejects “Coercion and intolerable pressure” of UEFA, criticize the attitude of the European body and reiterate the need to modernize football, in addition to denouncing that the possibility of taking measures against the three clubs goes against what the justice has ruled and they describe it as “alarming and incomprehensible ”. The Real
Madrid and the Juve have issued the same statement.
This is the full statement of FC Barcelona:
“The FC Barcelona, the Juventus of Turin and the Real Madrid CF want to express their most absolute rejection of the insistent coercion that they have been maintaining UEFA towards three of the greatest institutions in the history of football. Likewise, this attitude is alarming in flagrant failure to comply with the decision of the courts of justice, which have already clearly pronounced warning the UEFA to refrain from carrying out any action against the founding clubs of the Super league while the judicial procedure is being processed.
Therefore, the opening of a disciplinary file by UEFA it is at all incomprehensible, and directly undermines the rule of law that we citizens of the European Union have democratically built. Furthermore, it constitutes a lack of respect for the authority of the courts of justice themselves.
From the first moment the Super league has been promoted with the purpose of improving the situation of European football, always in permanent dialogue with UEFA and with the aim of continuing to increase interest in this sport and offer fans the best possible show. All this, in a framework of sustainability and solidarity, especially in the economic situation of maximum risk such as that experienced by most European clubs.
However, instead of studying how to modernize football in open dialogue, UEFA wants us to withdraw the legal proceedings that, as it cannot be otherwise, question its monopoly on European football. The Boat, the Juve and the Madridcentenary clubs will not yield to any type of coercion or intolerable pressure and continue to show their firm will to debate, through dialogue and respect, the urgent solutions that the world of football demands today.
Either we modernize football, or we will witness its inevitable ruin. “