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Outgoing Barcelona president Bartomeu ‘confirms his ignorance’ with European Super League plan, blasts La Liga chief Tebas
October 28, 2020
La Liga president Javier Tebas has launched a broadside atJosep Maria Bartomeu, saying theoutgoing Barcelona president”confirmed his ignorance” with hisannouncement over a proposed European Super League.
On his way out though,Bartomeu also confirmed that Barcelona had approved the club’s participation in the proposedEuropean SuperLeague.
“Today I can announce great news which will change our financial perspectives,”Bartomeu said at a press conference.
“We accept entry into a European Super League of football clubs. This acceptance will have to be ratified by the next assembly. We have also approved the format of the new Club World Cup.
“The European Super League will make it so the club can remain being one of the members.”
The European Super League has generated plenty of controversy sinceSky News reported last week that a £4.6 billion ($6bn) package was being assembled by Wall Street bank JP Morgan to fund the creation of a new competition which will see the biggest teams fromEngland,France,Germany,ItalyandSpainform a new league.
Many have viewed the proposal as a way forrich clubs to get richer, damaging clubs that aren’t invited whilealso undermining the Champions League in the process.
Tebas has joined the chorus of criticism, aiming his ire towardBartomeu in a post on Twitter.
“Unfortunate Bartomeu statement on his last day about FC Barcelona joining a weak and imaginary competition which would be their ruin,” Tebas wrote.
“It confirms his ignorance about the football industry. Sad end for a president with successes and lately many mistakes.”
Tuesday wasn’t the first time Tebas has hit out at the proposal, as the Liga chiefsaid last week that the ideais a product of “ignorance.”