Bayern Munich publicly condemn Super League plans
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Bayern stand against the Super League
One of the largest twists in the Super League saga has been revealed today as Bayern Munich publicly announced their opposition to the idea and concept.
A statement released by club president Herbert Hainer and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge read as follows:
“Our members and fans reject a Super League. As FC Bayern, it is our wish and our aim that European clubs live the wonderful and emotional competition that is the Champions League, and develop it together with UEFA. FC Bayern says no to the Super League,” said Hainer.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to make it explicitly clear that FC Bayern will not be taking part in the Super League. FC Bayern stands in solidarity with the Bundesliga,” said Rummenigge.
“It always was and is a great pleasure for us to be able to play and represent Germany in the Champions League. We all remember fondly our 2020 Champions League victory in Lisbon – you don’t forget such a joyful moment. For FC Bayern, the Champions League is the best club competition in the world.”
The club doubling down in support of UEFA and the Champions League will be a big blow to the prospect of the Super LEague.
Perez lied? PSG president thanked by UEFA
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claimed that Bayern Munich were one of three clubs, including Borussia Dortmund and PSG, which had not yet been invited.
Perez is the president of the breakaway Super League.
“PSG were not invited, as of today. We haven’t even spoken to German clubs. We are now 12 clubs, we want to become 15 clubs. If PSG and Bayern Munich refuse, the Super League won’t be cancelled,” he claimed.
However, investigative media outlet Der Spiegel revealed that all of Bayern, Dortmund and PSG had in fact been invited and given a timeline in which to respond.
Perez claiming that #PSG, #Bayern and #BVB were not invited is a straight up lie. Documents obtained by Der Spiegel show that #Bayern and #BVB were invited and have 30 days to join. PSG also invited but they have 14 days to join the Super League. (Via @derspiegel) pic.twitter.com/j20aDE7Y5l
— Dr. Manuel Veth (@ManuelVeth) April 19, 2021
Čeferin thanks PSG, Lyon & Sevilla execs
In addition, in today’s UEFA congress, the authority’s president Aleksander Čeferin thanked PSG’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi for his support in addition to Bayern, Lyon and Sevilla executives.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Nasser. You have shown that you are a great man and that you respect football and its values,” said Čeferin.
PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 04: Neymar poses with his new jersey next to Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi after a press conference on August 4, 2017 in Paris, France. Neymar signed a 5 year contract for 222 Million Euro. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
“I also thank Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, a fantastic president for the ECA, and [Lyon’s] Jean-Michel Aulas, who came here today.
“But also Jose [Castro] from Sevilla, with whom I had a very reassuring discussion yesterday evening and with whom we share the same vision of football. Thank you.”