Madrid, Jun 9 (EFE).- Uefa announced Wednesday it will temporarily suspend the disciplinary proceedings it opened against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF for their involvement in the Super League project.
In April, 12 of Europe’s biggest clubs presented their plan for a European Super League that would have 15 permanent members and five rotating slots to be filled through qualifiers.
The nine other founding teams quickly withdrew from the proposal following an angry backlash, but Barcelona, Juventus and Real have refused to abandon the project.
The organization said the decision to temporarily halt the proceedings was taken by the independent Uefa Appeals Body after Swiss authorities notified of a court order from the Madrid commercial court blocking any disciplinary action against the clubs.
“The mentioned three clubs have sought to shield themselves from potential disciplinary consequences,” said Uefa in a statement.
“Uefa understands why the disciplinary proceedings needed to be suspended for the time being, but remains confident in and will continue to defend its position in all the relevant jurisdictions.”
Uefa continued to defend its stance as being in accordance with its statutes and regulations, as well as with EU and Swiss law.
The organization said it will take all necessary steps to resume the disciplinary proceedings as soon as possible. EFE