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Premier League outlined its own punishments to avoid another breakaway

Wed 09 June 2021 | 16:55

Premier League has outlined its own punishments for the big six clubs to avoid future threats of a breakaway.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham were six of the 12 founding members of the

European Super League

which was an attempted closed-shop competition that was announced back in April.

However, the Super League imploded within 48 hours due to a huge public backlash which led to the six English clubs rescinding their involvement.

UEFA

first praised the clubs who accepted they had made a mistake but then in early May the governing body said that the clubs were to be hit with a five percent sacrifice of their European competition revenue plus a collective £13 million donation to the organization. Also, a Club Commitment Declaration was signed, with the agreement including fines of up to £87m for each team as a deterrent against any future rebellion.

Now the

Premier League

has outlined its own punishments like UEFA in order to avoid future threats of a breakaway.

A combined settlement figure of £22 million is going to be paid to the competition and if any of these clubs sign up to another similar competition, they will be liable to pay £25 million each and also face 30-points deductions.

A joint statement from the Premier League and Football Association read:

"The six clubs involved in proposals to form a European Super League have today acknowledged once again that their actions were a mistake, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of the English game.

"They have wholeheartedly apologized to their fans, fellow clubs, the Premier League, and the FA.

"As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22million which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football, and community programs.

"Furthermore, the clubs have agreed to support rule changes so that any similar actions in the future would lead to a 30-point deduction. Each of the six clubs, in that event, was also be subject to an additional £25million fine.

"The Premier League and the FA have worked closely together throughout this process and this agreement brings both investigations into the matter to a conclusion."


source: SportMob