Ceferin warns Super League clubs: ‘Justice is slow, but…’

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin again warns Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona that they haven’t escaped Super League punishment. ‘Justice is sometimes slow, but it always comes.’

The disciplinary commission officially suspended its proceedings against the clubs due to legal action taken in a Madrid court, meaning those clubs will certainly be able to participate in the Champions League for the 2021-22 season.

However, it might not necessarily protect them from consequences over the European Super League breakaway project forever.

“I will just say that justice is sometimes slow, but it always comes,” Ceferin told RAI Sport.

“I didn’t enter into the disciplinary case, but the way I see it, this is not a definitive spot. First we clarify the legal things and then we go on.

“Sometimes I get the feeling these three clubs are like children who skip school for a while. They are not invited to a birthday party and then try to get in with the police.”

Former UEFA President Michel Platini said this week that the clubs had ‘every right’ to set up a separate Super League.

“I am not surprised by anything in football,” replied Ceferin. “His comment does not deserve a response.”

The fall-out from the Super League has also been deeply personal, as Ceferin is godfather to Juventus President Andrea Agnelli’s child.

He has said how frustrated he was at Agnelli ‘lying to his face’ about the project just hours before launching it.

The UEFA President was asked if he would shake Agnelli’s hand.

“It is a personal question and I don’t want to get into it, but I think he knows.”