Some of Europe's biggest footballing bodies have condemned "cynical" plans for top clubs, including six English sides, to join a breakaway European Super League. The six English clubs should have points docked from them this season.
The reaction to it is that it has been damned and rightly so.
UEFA and league officials reportedly spent the last few days discussing ways to sanction teams for joining the breakaway league, ideas that included potentially banning the defecting clubs from domestic leagues and from next season's Champions League.
He added: "I'm not sure Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process".
"I'm a Manchester United fan and have been for 40 years of my life, but I am disgusted, absolutely disgusted". Liverpool pretend, like you'll never walk alone, the people's club, the fan's club. Man Utd, 100 years born out of workers around here and they're breaking away into a league without competition, that they can't be relegated from.More news: Pfizer boss warns that third vaccine dose might be required
"I have benefitted from football hugely, I've made money out of football, I invest money into a football club". Watching them earlier on today, they're an absolute shambles of a football club at the moment.
'In my time at United, we played in four Champions League finals and they were always the most special of nights.
But without the breakaway teams, the Champions League would face an existential crisis that could result in massive losses and demands for millions of dollars in refunds from broadcast companies and sponsors.
"Deduct them all points tomorrow, put them at the bottom of the league and take their money off them".
In a joint statement with English, Spanish and Italian leagues and federations, UEFA said it will consider "all measures", including the courts and bans from domestic leagues, in opposition to plans for a breakaway competition.More news: Biden keeps USA refugee cap same as set under Trump-era
It caps a tumultuous week for Serie A after seven clubs submitted a written request for Dal Pino to resign over issues including his management of plans to sell a stake in the league's media business. We all know clubs are an investment, it's a business at the end of the day but what happens to the fans?
"The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid", a spokesman said.
"European Leagues, La Liga have been preparing and they will get their answer".
The plan has drawn a furious response from legions of British football fans who are angered that the mooted league would not allow smaller and improving clubs to qualify.
He added he would be "bitterly disappointed" if the move overturned the current "pyramid" model in which funds from the Premier League flow down the leagues and into local communities.More news: Pfizer defends high cost of Covid vaccine
"A European Super League will undermine the appeal of the whole game, and have a deeply damaging impact on the immediate and future prospects of the Premier League and its member clubs, and all those in football who rely on our funding and solidarity to prosper".