Arsenal are still facing punishment from UEFA for their role in the European Super League but Aleksander Ceferin has hinted punishment for the English clubs would not be as severe as for the others.
As UEFA announced changes to the Champions League to allow sides like Arsenal, who can’t qualify on the pitch because they’re rubbish, a route back into the top club competition, Arsenal were off trying to set up their own league.
With the almost instant collapse of the Super League, Arsenal could well have scuppered their chances of claiming an extra spot, with UEFA now considering taking them away.
Quite what punishments the clubs will face is yet to be determined but Ceferin has said that the English clubs, who were the first to pull out, will likely not be treated as harshly as the ‘flat-earthers,’ Real Madrid and Barcelona, who continue to hope the Super League can be resuscitated, such is their financial desperation.
“Everyone has to take consequences for what they did and we cannot pretend nothing happened,” Ceferin warned in the Mail on Sunday.
“But for me it’s a clear difference between the English clubs and the other six. They pulled out first, they admitted they made a mistake. You have to have some greatness to say: ‘I was wrong.’”
“But everyone will be held responsible. In what way, we will see,” he said.