UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to deliver on his plans to introduce laws to stop a breakaway European Super League in the future.
Documents are being readied by Government officials that would make it legal for the FA and Premier league to bring harsh action on clubs backing the resurrection of the European Super League, according to the Telegraph.
The news of a proposed European Super League rocked the footballing world in April as six Premier League clubs announced they would be part of a breakaway competition that was provisionally set to start at the beginning of the 2022-23 season.
And with rumours of a revival for the league, Government officials are drawing up legislation that would allow the FA and Premier League to take tough action on any club involved in such a plot.
The news comes as there are fears that an ongoing case at the European Court of Justice could lead to Uefa being forced to drop its proposed disciplinary action against the clubs responsible.
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An order from a Madrid court favours the clubs still involved, and with that there are rumours that the Spanish sides still keen on the plot are set to give the plans another go if they escape harsh action.
The Premier League announced that a £25 million fine and 30 point deduction would greet any team involved in a similar plot, and the legislation set to be announced by Boris Johnson would prevent any court from being able to overturn that threat.
Work permit rules have already been changed by the Government which stop foreign players from joining any English club involved in a Super League, but these plans are set to take a further step forward in preventing any of the ‘Big Six’ from taking part in plans of the same nature.
Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea were all involved in the plot alongside some of the biggest clubs in Europe until all of the so called ‘Big Six’ pulled out of the plans after the backlash they received.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan also backed the idea of a European Super League, but now the UK Prime Minister is working to ensure a similar plot will never happen again.
The news backs up Boris Johnson’s claim that he would “drop a legislative bomb to stop it” from going ahead, and now he seems set to deliver on his promise.
The Telegraph also report that Johnson is hoping his plans will gain support from the Union of European Football Associations, and boost a joint bid by the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.
And according to reports the Spanish clubs are still said to be in favour of the Super League, which damages a joint bid by Spain and Portugal to rival the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.
Boris Johnson is hoping that his plans both forever stop the possibility of a future Super League, as well as one-upping Spain and Portugal in the UK and Ireland’s joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.