Aleksander Ceferin has slammed the “disgraceful” proposals brought forward in the wake of the European Super League announcement.
He also had some strong words directed at Juventus’ chairman, Andrea Agnelli and Manchester United Chief Executive, Ed Woodward.
He said: “I cannot stress more strongly UEFA and the footballing world are united against the disgraceful, self-serving proposals we have seen, fuelled purely by greed. It’s a nonsense of a project.
“This idea is a spit in the face for all footballer lovers and our society. We will not allow them to take this away from us.”
“We’re still assessing with our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,” he said. “My opinion is that as soon as possible they have to be banned from all our competitions and the players from all our competitions.”
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin on Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli:— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 19, 2021
"I have never seen a person lie so many times and as persistently as he did. I spoke with him on Saturday afternoon and he said it is all lies.
"We didn't know we had snakes so close to us, now we know." pic.twitter.com/itKnL72wUt
Criticising Woodward and Agnelli, Ceferin said: “I was a criminal lawyer for 24 years but I’ve never, ever, seen people like that.
“If I start with Ed Woodward, he called me last Thursday, saying that he’s very satisfied with reforms and he fully supports them. Obviously, he already signed something else.
“Andrea Agnelli is the biggest disappointment of all. I’ve never seen a person lie so many times as he did, it was unbelievable.
“We didn’t know we had snakes so close to us, now we know.”
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