In a joint statement released by the Premier League and The FA, it reads that Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have paid a £22 million fine for joining the proposed super league mentioned earlier this year. The said statement issued by the Premier League and FA says this -:
“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 £22 million, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes.
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, would also be subject to an additional £25m 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.”
Altogether, the sum of the fines paid by the six clubs that joined the Super League would be £132 million. Should another situation like the Super League occur in future, further punishment will be added with a 30 point deduction and an additional £25 million fine.
So, is this a fair punishment for any future considerations for the Super League? I would say I have mixed reviews on it. On one hand, the fine would be fair as it would make those who may have also wanted in on the Super League think twice. But on the other, I think a 30 point deduction is a bit too harsh in all honesty. I would say between 10-15 is more fair in my opinion.
But, hopefully, there will be no further discussion of the Super League taking place in the future. I sit here praying that this whole mess is forgotten about quicker than Andre Santos’ time at Arsenal.