date of publication:
Apr 21, 2021 19:58 GMT
Update date: Apr 21, 2021 21:35 GMT
Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Football Federation, said today, Wednesday, that Inter Milan, Juventus and Milan will not be punished after joining the failed attempt to launch a league
The Italian trio was among 12 teams that announced the establishment of the tournament, but announced their withdrawal from the doomed project, following the decision of the Premier League clubs to withdraw.
Milan followed in the footsteps of their city rivals Inter Milan and withdrew from the tournament today, while Andrea Agnelli, Juventus president, said the Super League may not continue.
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When asked to punish the three clubs, Gravina said on the sidelines of the European Championship Cup tour in Rome today: “Certainly not, we cannot impose a penalty on an idea that has not materialized, I do not plan to meet with any of the executives of the three clubs. We have a federal meeting next Monday, and there will be no form of trial or indirect retaliation. ”
He added: “We have strongly defended the boundaries of rules and values in the football world, and it seems that everything has returned to normal. But that was a warning that makes us think about the fact that something is not working efficiently. ”
The Super League clubs believe that it will increase the profits of the big teams, and allow them to distribute more money to the rest of the game.
However, football authorities, other clubs and fan associations said this new tournament would increase the influence and wealth of elite clubs, while the tournament’s closed system clashes with the long-standing football model.