The Scottish Football Association has hit out at teams such as Arsenal and Chelsea for their attempts to begin a European Super League.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of the group who have stated their intent to form a breakaway league which would cause havoc to the entire football ecosystem. La Liga’s Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid and Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus are also involved.

The likes of Arsenal and Chelsea want to start a Super League.

The likes of Arsenal and Chelsea want to start a Super League. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The SFA believe it’s ‘cynical’: “The Scottish FA joins with UEFA and other National Associations in condemning the proposals by Europe’s wealthiest clubs to break away from the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues to set up their own closed competition based on patronage rather than sporting merit.

“The widespread condemnation of the so-called European Super League – among fans, players, clubs and football bodies across the world – has galvanised a sport which has already shown great fortitude in enduring the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has provided entertainment to millions who have been forced to remain at home during the restrictions caused by the pandemic.

“The Scottish FA believes in the fundamental principles of the football pyramid and meritocratic competition. We are concerned by the impact this cynical attempt will have on the game domestically and internationally, for players and fans, for clubs and countries. We stand together with UEFA and with all who wish to uphold the values and very fabric of football.”

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