All out war in European football as Barça join Super League plans

Twelve of Europe's biggest clubs have announced a plan to create a new competition

There's complete division in European football. After the announcement of a European Super League, many clubs and federations have released statements against the movement. It seems there's no going back now, so how does this conflict get resolved?

The 12 founding clubs (FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Internazionale Milan, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur) will be joined by three more clubs permanently and five more on a rotating basis each year to create a 20-team competition.

Madrid president Florentino Perez is chosen as the competition's president, a tournament the founders say "will hell football at all levels." The vice president is Juve's Andrea Agnelli.

LA LIGA STATEMENT

La Liga "strongly condemns the recently published proposal for a breakaway, elitist European competition that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid. 

!The newly proposed top European competition is nothing more than a selfish, egotistical proposal designed to further enrich the already super rich. It will undermine the appeal of the whole game and have a deeply damaging impact on the immediate and future of LaLiga, its member clubs, and all the entire footballing ecosystem."   

The statement adds: "In addition, the breakaway league threatens the rest of Spanish sports to which, in the current season, LaLiga will contribute more than 126 million euros as part of its agreement with the Spanish government and the Spanish FA."   

ENGLISH FANS, AGAINST

Fans of the English clubs have also rejected the developments, calling it "unacceptable," "betrayal" and "the death of football."

Fans of the 'Big Six' Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all come together to reject the proposals.

GERMANS OUT

The German Federation (DFB) said on Monday they were against the "selfish" initiative to creat a European Super League, while no clubs from the Bundesliga, such as Bayern Munich, appear among the 12 founding clubs.

THE PSG DOUBT

Along with Bayern, Paris Saint-Germain are the big absentee from the founding clubs, which only includes English, Spanish and Italian sides. Even though the French club have said nothing in public, their absence obviously speaks for itself.

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