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Super League only way to control state-owned golf equipment, says Real Madrid pres

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Nov 20 (Reuters) – Real Madrid President Florentino Perez defended the thought of a “European Super League” on Saturday, saying it was the only way to implement tighter monetary controls on groups as UEFA’s monetary honest play (FFP) mannequin performs into the palms of golf equipment backed by sovereign states.

Twelve massive European golf equipment mentioned in April they deliberate to type a breakaway league, however the plan imploded inside days following the withdrawal of the six English golf equipment concerned after which Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Only Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus proceed to assist the plan.

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“It is a project that will at last implement financial controls which are strictly respected and prevent the increasing proliferation of unacceptable situations in which clubs receive indiscriminate financial support from states or other sources,” Perez advised a Real Madrid normal meeting assembly.

“This practice unbefitting of the European Union adulterates competition and drives football into financial ruin,” he added of the present financing guidelines.

He additionally mentioned UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin had given false data to soccer followers to discredit the creation of a European Super League.

“Clubs were threatened with sanctions unbefitting the rule of law and club presidents were insulted. How is it possible for the UEFA President to publicly insult the president of Juventus, one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs, with words I am incapable of pronouncing here?” Perez mentioned.

“The pressure and threats exerted by UEFA reached such an extreme that nine of the 12 clubs had to publicly announce their will to withdraw from the project regardless of the binding commitments they had signed and which could not be legally broken,” he mentioned.

UEFA started an investigation into Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over the plan however in June it suspended the method after the European Super League Company SL, arrange by the insurgent golf equipment, obtained a courtroom order in Madrid in opposition to the probe.

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Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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Soccer Football - Real Madrid Unveil Eden Hazard - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - June 13, 2019   Real Madrid president Florentino Perez during the presentation    REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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