Juventus have remained true to their stand of remaining in the newly foraged competition
Despite the calamitous backlash the Super League received, three sides have decided to brazen their way out.
In spite of nine founding members deciding to withdraw from the competition after widespread protests, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid have decided to stay in the European Super League. Undeterred by the sanctions imposed by UEFA on the nine clubs who withdrew previously, the three clubs released a statement citing their commitment to the ESL.
Juventus To Be Banned From Serie A
The three sides issued a joint statement, one where they cited a lack of funds for deciding to go ahead with the Super League. However, the message has failed to resonate with the Serie A with the league’s president, Gabriele Gravina making it clear that Juventus would be shunned from the league if they remained in the Super League.
“The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A,” Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina told Naples radio station Kiss Kiss.
“I would be sorry for the fans but rules are rules and they apply to everyone.”
“The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A.”
UEFA are also said to be coming up with stringent punishments in a bid to dissuade Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid from their modus operandi. The governing council is set to adopt a zero tolerance policy against those flouting its norms.
Gravina’s comments are said to add weightage to UEFA’s stance. Juventus find themselves in the midst of a pickle given the ever increasing voices against them.
The club is already in a soup on the pitch as well with the side looking at realistically losing out on a top four spot in the Serie A. The side’s 3-0 defeat to AC Milan was a massive setback to the club’s aspirations of making it to next season’s Champions League.