Great Britain

Premier League release statement over European Super League plans and hint at bans and ‘holding shareholders to account’

THE Premier League have released a statement announcing all 14 clubs 'unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans' for the European Super League.

A meeting was held this morning with all top-flight clubs except the 'big six' who want to form a breakaway league.

And the Prem reassured that everything in their power will be done to prevent the plans going ahead.

It adds how they will also hold shareholders to account for their role in the farce.

The statement read: "The Premier League, alongside The FA, met with clubs today to discuss the immediate implications of the Super League proposal.

"The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition.

"The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those Shareholders involved to account under its rules. 

"The League will continue to work with key stakeholders including fan groups, Government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to protect the best interests of the game and call on those clubs involved in the proposed competition to cease their involvement immediately.  

"The Premier League would like to thank fans and all stakeholders for the support they have shown this week on this significant issue.

"The reaction proves just how much our open pyramid and football community means to people."

More to follow...

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