Uefa president thanks Prime Minister Boris Johnson for support against European Super League

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson before a football match stands with a group of junior players (PA Archive)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson before a football match stands with a group of junior players (PA Archive)

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has thanked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his support in condemning the launch of a new European Super League.

It was revealed on Sunday that the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - would join six other teams - AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid - in forming a new midweek competition.

The plan has sparked outrage, with the Prime Minister one of those to speak out, and Ceferin has thanked him for his support.

“I would like to thank all the football family, meaning players, fans, coaches, national associations, leagues and clubs - except the 12,” said Ceferin.

“I would like to thank governments all round Europe. I would like to especially thank Prime Minster Johnson, [French] president Emmanuel Macron, and all the other leaders around Europe - who respect our fans, who respect our culture, who respect the values that are European values, not only football values.

“And by my opinion, this idea is a spit in the face of all football lovers and our society as well.

“So we will not allow them to take it away from us.”

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