Weeks after the launch of the Super League and its inglorious end – which occurred within 48 hours following the revolt of fans, especially the English ones – the spirits have not yet subsided. In an interview with the French site So Foot, Aleksander Ceferin went down hard with Andrea Agnelli, whom he now considers to all intents and purposes a former friend. “As far as I’m concerned, this man no longer exists” are the very strong words used by the president of Uefa.
“I thought we were friends – he added – but he lied to my face until the last minute of the last day, making sure there was nothing to worry about. The day before he had already signed the documents for the launch of the Superlega ”. Unlike the other presidents, Ceferin therefore had a privileged relationship with Agnelli and would not have expected such a betrayal. The Uega president has therefore not lowered his tone, foreshadowing a battle destined to drag on for a long time.
And that will explode especially when the sanctions for the three rebel clubs (Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona, while all the others have reneged on the project) arrive. The closure of the procedure opened by UEFA is expected, which should lead to the exclusion of the three clubs from European competitions for a year or two. “In this story – underlined Ceferin – I can put the protagonists into three categories. I put Andrea Agnelli in the first one, it was something personal. In the second category, I put the presidents I considered quite close to me and I’m sorry they didn’t tell me in advance what was being planned. In the third and last category I place those with whom I have not had privileged contacts. I don’t blame them, but they too will have to suffer the consequences of their actions. “