The very harsh words of Aleksandr Ceferin the day after the announcement of the creation of the Super League did not fail to react.
The UEFA president did not mince his words on Monday when responding to the act of war sent by the twelve founding clubs of the Super League, the semi-closed competition imagined by the Real Madrid, Manchester United and others to supplant the Champions League, not sufficiently remunerative for their taste. While the European body had just validated the overhaul of the C1, scheduled for 2024, Aleksandr Ceferin has indeed taken out the sulphate, reserving his best projections for Andrea Agnelli, his friend. And too bad for Baya Agnelli, the daughter of the president of the Juventus Turin, of which he is the godfather.
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« I have been a lawyer in criminal cases but I have never seen people like that. As far as Andrea Agnelli is concerned, this is the biggest disappointment, he thus launched out of the UEFA executive committee. I have never seen a person who could lie like this all the time. I spoke with him on Saturday, he told me it was just rumors, that I shouldn’t worry, that he was going to call me back. He turned off his phone… and the next day he made this announcement. “
They can’t insult us
And if that wasn’t enough, the UEFA president put a layer back after explaining that the leaders of the European body had undoubtedly been too “Naive” facing club presidents “Narcissists” in whom he sees « serpents » and which remind him “The twelve bastards” of Robert Aldrich’s film.
Comments that were not to the taste of Florentino Perez, who did not fail to react to the attacks of the UEFA president on Monday on the set of El Chiringuito. The opportunity to attack the one who has become the best enemy of the twelve founding clubs of the Super League. « They cannot insult us. It’s very bad to talk to a great president like Andrea Agnelli. I never will, not even in private. We have to change that. You cannot have a president who insults. There needs to be transparency. We cannot condone that. We can not say that. For the good of football, of society », he said before pointing the finger at how UEFA works: « JI know what Lebron James wins, not Ceferin. I believe in transparency, we have lowered our salaries at Real Madrid due to the pandemic, I do not believe that has been the case in La Liga and UEFA. We are published. We need transparency, professionalism.»
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