“Clubs participating in European competitions have the right to govern their own competitions.
“We remain committed to the objective of developing the European Super League project in a constructive and supportive way, taking into account fans, players, coaches, clubs, leagues and national and international associations and federations.”
Initially, much of the negative response centred around the fact that the founding members of the ESL would not be susceptible to relegation.
In essence, they would rubber-stamp their permanent involvement in potentially the most lucrative league in world football, with little room left for merit.
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