La Liga president Javier Tebas offered his thoughts on the Super League situation and how it relates to the Spanish clubs that are/were involved. Tebas has already declared the Super League “dead.”
“The Super League is dead without the English and German teams, let’s be realistic, it’s dead. They cannot create the project they want to create. After 20 years of threatening a Super League, finally this threat came true and in 48 hours it has disappeared.”
“If it [Super League] was good for football, as Perez has said, they wouldn’t have done it behind our backs.”
Tebas also criticized the complaints about financial instability from the big clubs which was a big factor in the formation of the Super League.
“This isn’t a problem of revenue, these clubs need to reduce their expenses. We don’t need to keep increasing earnings so that players can have seven Ferraris instead of six. This is a problem of distribution. My position is very clear, we don’t need to increase revenues, we just need to manage expenses. We are not ruined financially and we don’t have to take any exceptional measures.”
Tebas says that there is no discussion about punishing the three La Liga clubs involved with sanctions. He says the supporters’ reactions are enough punishment.
“We are not talking about sanctions. Everyone wants to cut people’s heads off. We have to have a procedure and we have to see how it looks in the end. These clubs have been sanctioned by their own fans.”
Real Madrid supporters showed just that as they gathered outside of the under-construction Santiago Bernabeu to protest the announcement of the Super League on Thursday.
| Real Madrid fans outside the Santiago Bernabéu protesting the Super League. pic.twitter.com/TVP6maxyKH— (@ReaIMadridOnly) April 22, 2021
This is the second display of public protest against the Super League involving Real Madrid after a demonstration prior to the Cadiz match in Andalusia on Wednesday.
Hundreds of Cadiz supporters were present to voice their displeasure against the Super League during the team bus arrivals. Cadiz players also wore shirts protesting the Super League prior to kickoff.
Real Madrid president and Super League chairman Florentino Perez offered more comments on the breakaway league Wednesday night. He confirmed that the league is currently on “standby” and those still involved are still working on the plans.