FIFA president Infantino offers warning for Super League clubs – ‘they must live with the consequences’
The current president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has had his say on the biggest topic in football for the past 20 years, the European Super League.
Infantino, who begun his duties as FIFA president in 2016, has broken his silence on the issue of the Super League, which involves 12 founding clubs in a competition with no relegation.
The agreement has caused uproar amongst football fans, and the supporters of each club are united in their disapproval of the proposals.
The president had previously kept quiet about the ground-breaking new competition, but has now revealed his views on the subject.
FIFA, along with UEFA, have held a stance against the Super League, with threats of banning players from competing for the national team in the World Cup and European Championships, and Infantino has had his say.
What has Infantino said about the Super League?
The 51-year-old has said: “If some elect to go their own way then they must live with the consequences of their choice. They are responsible for their choice.
“Concretely, this means either you are in or you are out. You cannot be half in or half out.
“At FIFA, we can only and strongly disapprove the creation of the Super League, of a Super League which is a closed shop, which is a breakaway from the current institutions.”
Fifa’s Gianni Infantino warns Super League clubs: “If some elect to go their own way then they must live with the consequences of their choice. They are responsible for their choice. Concretely, this means either you are in or you are out. You cannot be half in or half out”— Sean Ingle (@seaningle) April 20, 2021
FIFA have shown their full support for UEFA, and it seems clear that they will fight this issue until it is resolved.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has spoken out just like Infantino, and with the two heads of football’s major governing bodies stamping down on the Super League, you have to wonder whether clubs from the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A will start to wonder whether it’s such a good idea after all.