The Italian Football Federation President, Gabriele Gravina on Monday confirmed that Serie A giants, Juventus face expulsion from the country’s top league if it does not renounce its membership in the much maligned, European Super League.
Juventus are currently one of three clubs attempting to keep alive the proposed annual tournament alive, along with LaLiga giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona, following the withdrawal of nine other clubs from different leagues in the formation of the tournament which would be exclusive for the super clubs.
“The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A. I would be sorry for the fans, but rules are rules and they apply to everyone," Gravina told a Naples radio station.
The UEFA were quick to criticise the move made by the 12 original clubs, reiterating that they would face sanctions and expulsion from the Champions League, with public outcry too playing it's part in a majority of the clubs pulling out of the proposed league.
“These clubs recognised their mistakes quickly and have taken action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football. The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called ‘Super League’ and UEFA will deal with those clubs subsequently," UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said on Friday.
It will be interesting to see what the Bianconeri decide to do considering that they along with the two Spanish giants issued a statement on Saturday detailing “unacceptable third-party pressures, threats, and offenses to abandon the project” as “intolerable under the rule of law.”