PSG president rejects European Super League’s plan to invade Ukraine
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has criticized the remaining members of the proposed European Super League (ESL) for promoting their ideas during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In April 2021, 12 clubs – including six Premier League clubs, three LaLiga clubs and three Serie A clubs – announced the formation of a self-contained Super League, but the plan is The campaign was quashed just days later following fierce opposition from supporters. English parties.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus continues to promote ESL, despite threats of expulsion from UEFA and its domestic leagues. And Al-Khelaifi criticized the behavior of those behind the project.
“With ESL or without ESL – I hate to say Super League – you are talking about three clubs,” he told BBC. “They know there is no chance.
“People are dying in Ukraine and there’s nowhere to sleep and we’re fighting about the Super League?
“The problem with ESL clubs is that they don’t have stability. They don’t have a long-term financial vision. They are constantly talking about their legal contracts. [with ESL].
“What they forget is that football is a social contract, it’s not a legal contract – they’re spinning around a piece of paper.”
Al-Khelaifi also mentioned a conversation he had with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, one of the founders of ESL, who is still promoting the league.
“[Florentino Perez] spoke to me at the Champions League game and said, ‘We have to get to the point where we can talk to you.’ I was really hard on him. I said I’m happy to talk, but if he’s going to do things behind my back, I’m not interested.”
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin also recently critical reports about plans for a new ESL during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.