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No idea

If anyone was under any doubt as to just how small the circle of people who knew about the proposed plans for the Super League then reports coming out of Italy shed some light on the situation.

AC Milan legend and the club’s current technical director has told Sky in Italy that he had no idea about the Super League, as Fabrizio Romano has reported.

Paolo Maldini to Sky: “I’m the director of AC Milan and I didn’t know anything about the #SuperLeague project. I want to say sorry to the fans again. There was confusion. Sport is about dreams and meritocracy: we have to take this as a lesson”. 🔴 #ACMilan

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 21, 2021


Maldini is as much entwined with the club as any player could be after making over 640 appearance for the Rossoneri over a 25 year playing career and is recognised as one of the greatest defenders to have ever played the game. His words highlight that it really was a closed group who pushed the idea through.

AC Milan director Paolo Maldini to Sky: “I have *never* been involved in the discussions concerning the #SuperLeague, I’ve see the news on Sunday evening with the statement of the clubs. The owners decided and not me. Despite this, I want to apologize to the fans”. 🚨

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 21, 2021



Official Statement


LA SPEZIA, ITALY – FEBRUARY 13: Kevin Agudelo of Spezia Calcio battles for the ball with Theo Hernandez of AC Milan during the Serie A match between Spezia Calcio and AC Milan at Stadio Alberto Picco on February 13, 2021 in La Spezia, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

AC Milan issued their statement regarding the Super League this afternoon.


Official Statement ➡ https://t.co/470EOAvGlE
Comunicato Ufficiale ➡ https://t.co/HV2CwvxdWh pic.twitter.com/7bSlfVRArb

— AC Milan (@acmilan) April 21, 2021


“We accepted the invitation to participate in the Super League project with the genuine intention to deliver the best possible European competition for football fans around the world and in the best interest of the club and our own fans. Change is not always easy, but evolution is necessary for progress, and the structures of European football have evolved and changed over the decades.

However, the voices and the concerns of fans around the world have clearly been expressed about the Super League, and AC Milan must be sensitive to the voice of those who love this wonderful sport.

We will continue to work hard to deliver a sustainable model for football.”



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