Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus’ European Super League dreams are in tatters.
Their ambitions to create a Super League of the richest clubs, a money spider to bankrupt UEFA and hit the power of the Premier League, have been declared null and void by Luxembourg lawmakers.
There were triumphant celebrations across Europe, at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, in the Prem’s shiny new offices near Paddington, for LaLiga in Madrid and the Bundesliga in Frankfurt.
But if there were still doubts among the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United about cashing in on their investments now, the “non-binding opinion” of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has certainly dispelled them for good.
The Northwestern duo and the remaining members of the Big Six were forced to abandon their plans to join the breakaway group, even agreeing to financial and athletic penalties for any future reversal from the public backlash.
Arsenal had also originally agreed to join the ESL until they withdrew after heavy backlash from fans
Yet it seemed they always did so with fingers crossed tightly behind their backs, waiting for an opportunity to hop back onto a future gravy train before it exited the station.
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