The European Super League may have won the court battle, but many countries have rules and laws that make ESL virtually impossible… for now. As a measure to prevent the league from ever taking off, some countries have laws where a professional team cannot independently branch out outside the UEFA structure and play in leagues outside of their respective federations or continental competitions.
The FIGC, the Italian Football Federation, went one step further and approved what is now known as the “anti-Superliga” clause, preventing their teams from participating in the competition.
Famous transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano stated: “The Italian federation FIGC has decided to approve a clause banning access to the Super League for Italian clubs… The FIGC will not allow joining any competition other than UEFA, FIFA and the FIGC.” If any club joins Super League, they will be excluded from Serie A 2024/2025.”
The troubles of the European Super League
Following the recent announcement that Super League won its court battle with UEFA, many top teams and leagues from around the world have condemned ESL.
Teams like Bayern Munich and leagues like the Premier League have all issued statements that they will not participate in the ESL in any way.
It is important to note that the European Super League once featured Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur when the league was announced back in in 2021.
The ESL was met with widespread criticism and anger from fans, leading to fan marches outside stadiums, in less than 24 hours most teams backed off from the original announcement, leaving Barcelona and Real Madrid as the only two clubs still pushing. to create a league.
With the Italian Federation’s announcement, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan would be kicked out of Serie A if they were able to turn an ugly face and return to the ESL.