European Super League: Premier League calls meeting of 14 clubs not involved in plans – The Athletic

What will be discussed?

Tuesday’s meeting will be chaired by Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and will see the 14 invited clubs discuss how to react to the Super League announcement.

The Premier League has already published a statement in which they condemned the plans.

“The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid,” the statement said.

“A European Super League will undermine the appeal of the whole game, and have a deeply damaging impact on the immediate and future prospects of the Premier League and its member clubs, and all those in football who rely on our funding and solidarity to prosper.”

Which clubs are involved in Super League discussions?

As well as the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid have been confirmed as the 12 founding members of the Super League.

Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are among those who have condemned the proposal and said they will not participate in any breakaway competition.

How have fans of Premier League clubs reacted?

Liverpool fan groups have said they will remove their flags and banners from the famous Kop End at Anfield in protest at their club’s participation in the Super League.

Spion Kop 1906 branded Liverpool’s decision as “disgraceful”.

Arsenal fans have also requested flags be removed from The Emirates, with some going so far as taking steps to remove their family plaques outside the stadium.

Supporters groups from all six participating Premier League clubs have expressed their disapproval at the Super League proposal.

What else do I need to know?

For more detail on the Super League and its global implications, Go Deeper with The Athletic below.

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