Everton on Tuesday was very critical of the six English clubs that are among the 12 founders of the European Super League, which the Goodison Park club said “tarnish the reputation” of the Premier. They are the ‘Big Six’, Arsenal, Liverpool (Everton’s eternal citizen rival), Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham. The other 14 clubs of the Premier meet this Tuesday to study joint measures.
Everton said in a statement that it made public this Tuesday that it was “saddened and disappointed that the dissident league proposal is backed by six Premier League clubs.”
“Six clubs that act solely in their own interest. Six clubs that tarnish the reputation of our championship and this sport. Six clubs that choose to disrespect other clubs with whom they converse around a table in the Premier League ”, the Goodison Park club also stated in its note.
This press release comes when the Premier League, which on Sunday condemned this semi-closed league project where 15 of the 20 places would be reserved for the founding clubs, brings together the 14 remaining teams to study joint measures.
“In this period of national and international crisis, and at a crucial moment in our sport, the clubs must work together and collectively with the ideals of our sport and the fans at heart,” continues the note issued by Everton, which denounces ” the conspiracy ”of the six founding English clubs of the Superliga.
“The cry is understandable and deserved and must be heard,” conclude Everton. Led by Carlo Ancelotti, the Goodison Park team is 8th in the Premier table, 5 points behind the Europa League zone and 6 from the Champions League.
Besides the ‘Big Six’, the other founders of the European Super League are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético, Juventus, Milan and Inter. The Super League is planned as a competition with 20 teams, 15 of them fixed. UEFA has threatened to exclude from European competitions the founding teams, whose players would not be able to perform for their respective teams.