The whole football world is in shock after the official announcement of the European Super League was made by the 12 founder clubs. 3 Spanish clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, 3 Italian clubs – Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan and 6 English clubs – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed on the formation of the European Super League.
However, UEFA and FIFA, along with the domestic leagues, have already announced officially that they will take action against the clubs participating in the European Super League. The statement warns of potential legal action against teams creating a new European Super League. They’ve also warned players involved could be banned from representing their country.
Although UEFA are looking to appeal in court against the formation of the European Super League, legal expert Mark Orth has warned that their appeal may fail.
Orth told the Daily Mail, via Marca: “I am of the opinion they [Super League teams] have a strong case,”
“The court is the right way to go. They have a good chance of winning. There are good prospects for the start of the Super League and the clubs that take part.”
“If a monopolist is allowed to prohibit the generation of competition, then you do not need competition law at all. If that is allowed it touches on the fundamentals of competition law. There should be an opportunity to open the market.”
“What if Amazon just assumed it could introduce exclusivity for dealers saying if you are offering your goods on any other online platform you are excluded from our platform. There would be an outcry.”
Orth also reffered to a case involving the International Skating Union who tried to stop speed skaters from taking part in new events. But the European Commission and Europe’s second-highest court, the General Court in Luxembourg ruled against the International Skating Union’s appeal .