The UEFA announced on Wednesday the suspension of the proceedings against the three clubs that had not resigned from the Super League project, Barcelona, Juventus Y Real
Madrid. “After the opening of a disciplinary procedure against the FC Barcelona, the Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF for a possible violation of the UEFA legal framework in relation to the so-called ‘Super League’ project, the CI omitted from Appeal of the UEFA it has decided to suspend the procedure until further notice, “said the agency.
Next, we detail the full statement of the UEFA:
“The UEFA has decided today, through the UEFA’s independent Appellate Body, temporarily suspend the disciplinary procedure that had been opened against the FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF for a possible violation of the legal framework of the UEFA in relation to the so-called ‘ Super League project.
The UEFA points out that the decision to temporarily suspend the procedure has been taken by the Appellate Body of the UEFA after formal notification made to the UEFA by the competent Swiss authorities on June 2, 2021 from a court order obtained on April 20, 2021 by the legal entity European Super League Company SL of Commercial Court No. 17 of Madrid (the “Judicial Order”). The decision of the Appellate Body of the UEFA independent has been taken without prejudice to the question about the applicability of the court order in Swiss. Based on the court order, the three mentioned clubs have tried to protect themselves from possible disciplinary consequences related to this project of the so-called “Super League”.
UEFA does not throw in the towel and will continue fighting
The UEFA understands that disciplinary proceedings were to be suspended for the time being, but remains confident and will continue to defend its position in all relevant jurisdictions.
The legitimacy of sports disciplinary procedures, with the right to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, has long been recognized as essential to the uniform administration of justice in sport. The Court
European Human Rights, the EU Courts and the Swiss Federal Court have repeatedly ruled that the disciplinary / refereeing rules are justified by legitimate interests linked to the specific nature of the sport. The UEFA, therefore, acted in accordance not only with his Statutes Y Regulations, but also with the legislation of the EU, the European Convention on Human Rights and Swiss law when opening an independent investigation into the conduct of the clubs associated with this call ‘Super league ‘ draft.
The UEFA will take all necessary measures in strict accordance with national legislation and the EU so that the UEFA Appellate Body be in a position to resume disciplinary procedures as soon as possible ”.