Football – PSG
A few hours after the press release formalizing the creation of the Super League, the project is at the heart of the news and above all, it is far from unanimous. For the moment, the 12 founding clubs are sticking to their position, but the creation of this League faces many pitfalls.
What was only a sea serpent is now a reality. Indeed, Sunday evening at the initiative of 12 clubs, the Super League was created. Real Madrid, the FC Barcelona, l’Atlético de Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, the Juventus, l’AC Milan and theInter are the founders of this new project which makes headlines and is unanimous … against him. Indeed, whether it is governments, players or coaches, criticism is linked, especially from theUEFA who openly threatened the 12 clubs at the origin of the Super League. However, although the start of this new semi-closed league is scheduled for August, there is no evidence today that the first matches will take place this summer. And for good reason, although the bank JP Morgan be ready to finance up to 3.5 billion euros, nothing will be unlocked without the assurance that a broadcaster will position itself.
No broadcaster is responding!
And that is the problem. Who will broadcast the Super League ? One thing is certain, it will not be Amazon. Diffuser Premier League in England and some Champions League matches in Italy and Germany, the firm headed by Jeff Bezos says in a statement that it does not support the broadcast of the Super League : « Amazon Prime Video understands and shares the concerns raised by football fans about the dissident Super League. We believe that part of the drama and beauty of European football comes from the ability of each club to succeed through their performances on the pitch. We have not been involved in any discussion for this Super League project. We are proud of our football offering for our Prime members […] including the Champions League in Germany and Italy (one poster per day from 2021-2024) and the Premier League in the United Kingdom. »A first quack for the 12 founding clubs which follows the recent refusals of the British channels Sky Sports and BT Sport. « We haven’t taken part in any discussions around the Super League », Indicated Sky in a statement released on Monday, imitated by BT in the wake which ensured ” believe that forming a Super League could damage the health of football in this country in the long run. Finally, contacted by theAFP, DAZN, which has a strong presence in Italy and Germany in particular, was also categorical: “ Ni DAZN ni [son propriétaire] Len Blavatnik are not in any way engaged or interested in entering into discussions regarding the launch of a Super League. For the moment, neither Canal+, ni beIN SPORTS have not spoken. And without a diffuser, the Super League will find it difficult to exist.
Bayern and PSG say no to the Super League
Another halt to the Super League, the firm opposition of Bayern Munich and you PSG to this project. By means of a press release, the president of the Bavarian club Herbert Hainer, expressed himself clearly on this subject: ” Our members and fans reject the Super League. It is our wish as FC Bayern and our goal that European clubs experience this wonderful and moving competition that is the Champions League and develop it with UEFA. FC Bayern say no to the Super League. »An opinion shared by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. ” Paris Saint-Germain firmly believes that football is a sport for everyone. I have been consistent on this point from the very beginning. It should be remembered that as a football club, we are a family and a community, whose heart is made up of our supporters (…) We believe that any proposal without the support of UEFA does not solve the problems which the football community is currently facing, but on the contrary is motivated by personal interests. Paris Saint-Germain will continue to work with UEFA and all stakeholders in European football based on the principles of good faith, dignity and respect for each other. », Writes the president of PSG in a press release posted on the official website of the Parisian club. Therefore, without diffuser and without two clubs of the weight of the Bayern Munich and you PSG, the project of the Super League starts badly.