The European body on Tuesday opened a disciplinary proceedings against the three clubs that may face a fine of up to 100 million.

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Real Madrid CF, Juventus de Turn and FC Barcelona have issued a joint statement this Wednesday showing their “most absolute rejection” of the file opened by UEFA a day earlier, as a result of their intention to participate in the Superliga, and have stressed that “they will not yield to any type of coercion or intolerable pressure.”

The clubs that have been loyal to the new European project underlined the “insistent coercion that UEFA has been maintaining towards three of the greatest institutions in the history of football.” “This attitude is alarming in flagrant failure to comply with the decision of the courts of justice, which have already spoken clearly warning UEFA to refrain from carrying out any action against the founding clubs of the Super League while the judicial procedure is being processed “, they indicate.

This reaction occurs one day after the decision of the highest European body, which announced possible fines for meringues, culs and ‘bianconeros’ of up to 100 million euros. According to UEFA, the three entities have “exceeded the legal framework.”

Thus, Juve, Bara and Real Madrid consider that “the opening of a disciplinary file by UEFA is completely incomprehensible, and directly undermines the rule of law that we citizens of the European Union have democratically built“.” In addition, it constitutes a lack of respect for the authority of the courts of justice themselves, “they point out.

“Improve the football situation”

“From the first moment the Superliga has been promoted with the aim of improving the situation of European football, always in permanent dialogue with UEFA and with the aim of continuing to increase interest in this sport and offer fans the best possible show, “they recall in the statement.

“All this, in a sustainability and solidarity framework, especially in the economic situation of maximum risk such as that experienced by most European clubs (…) However, instead of studying how to modernize football in open dialogue, UEFA wants us to withdraw the legal proceedings that, as it cannot be otherwise, they question their monopoly of European football “, they assure.

“Bara, Juve and Madrid, centenary clubs, will not yield to any type of coercion or intolerable pressure and continue to show their firm will to debate, from dialogue and respect, the urgent solutions that the world of football demands today. Either we modernize football, or we will witness its inevitable ruin“, they sentence.

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