The war of words over the Super League is continuing, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin now questioning the stance of the clubs involved as they have sought approval to take part in next season’s Champions League.
Ceferin has labelled this behaviour as hypocritical and hit out at the threats he and UEFA have received.
“They are some of the strangest subjects that I have ever seen in my life,” he said in an interview with The Telegraph.
“They went with a press release ‘Super League still exists, we still have a Super League’. Two days later they sent an application to play in the Champions League.
“So they are in the Super League and out of the Champions League, but they want to be in the Champions League? They said the Champions League is over, but they still want to play in it?
“Now they are threatening, sending letters that they will sue us – criminal court, this court. They obviously have too much money. They should invest into women’s football and youth football.”
He went on to explain how dialogue with the organisers has been difficult.
“it is strange to communicate with them when they disappeared overnight and didn’t come back until now,” the UEFA president said.
“All we get are some letters. I didn’t read them, but our legal division say there are letters threatening in every way.
When I speak to 244 clubs of the European Clubs Association, they are not the most popular in the world. They sue everyone, they threaten everyone.
“Their view is ‘we play our elite competition and we give some charity to everyone’. Nobody wants charity.”