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And speaking on a radio station in Naples, Gravina said: ‘The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A.
‘I would be sorry for the fans but rules are rules and they apply to everyone. I hope this holdout ends soon.’
Juventus won Serie A last season for a ninth straight year, a title they have since relinquished the title to Inter.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that on Saturday, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus hit out at ‘intolerable’ pressure and threats to abandon the European Super League project, and vowed to “persevere” with the idea despite its considerable rejection.
The three European giants of the original 12 issued a joint statement on the weekend defending their basis for the ESL’s creation and expressed ‘regret’ at seeing the other nine – including the Premier League’s so-called ‘Big Six’ – recommit to UEFA on Friday.
Real, Barca and Juve are set to face ‘appropriate action‘ by UEFA for their role in the fiasco, which was met with vehement condemnation from throughout the football community, but the trio of clubs have warned UEFA to back off and hope they will be open in future to discussing solutions to the ‘systemic crisis in the football sector’.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK