UEFA president Aleksandar Ceferin has hit out at AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, branding them ‘snakes’.
During his press conference today, Ceferin spoke with a lot of animosity regarding the plans for a new European Super League that were unveiled last night and he did not hold back, calling them ‘snakes and liars’.
“Why do these clubs create the Super League? Because they are not managed well. I’m angry, in their statement they talk about solidarity but they don’t know what solidarity is. They want to be famous, but they will become famous in the wrong way. I’m happy that they came out, so everyone will know who really loves football,” he said (via MilanNews).
“In football, things change. Juventus were in Serie B, Manchester United before Ferguson I don’t know where he was and Aston Villa at the same time it was a great club.”
The world of football has been rocked by the news that 12 ‘founding clubs’ are ready to start their own competition. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham from England are involved, plus Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus and Real Madrid.
The ESL said the founding clubs had agreed to establish a “new midweek competition” but that teams still plan to “compete in their respective national leagues” – though it is unknown whether that will actually be an option.