The Premier League has introduced additional rules and regulations, including a new owners charter, to stop future attempts to join a breakaway Super League.
Six Premier League teams, including Manchester United and Liverpool, announced late on April 18 that they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League, only to collapse under intense pressure within 48 hours.
The Premier League has now put in place a new set of measures to stop any future attempts at a separatist divide, which includes additional rules and regulations and a new owners charter that all club owners will need to subscribe to to engage them in the fundamentals of the competition.
He is garnering government support to introduce “appropriate legislation” and will work alongside UEFA, FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to ensure that violations of these new rules and the Charter will be subject to significant penalties.
“The actions of a few clubs cannot be allowed to create such a division and such disruption,” a Premier League statement read.
“We are determined to get the truth about what happened and to hold these clubs accountable for their decisions and actions. We and the FA are pursuing these goals quickly and appropriately, consulting with supporters and the government. “
The Premier League insisted that the events of the past two weeks had “called into question the foundations and determination of English football”.
Fan protests in the days following the Super League’s announcement, in addition to widespread criticism from the football world, led most of the 12 European clubs – including the six Premier League teams – involved in the withdrawal proposed breakaway.
A statement continued: “The Premier League, backed by the FA, is taking the following steps to protect our game, our clubs and their fans from further disruption and uncertainty.
“Additional rules and regulations to ensure the protection of the principles of the Premier League and open competition, a new owners’ charter to which all club owners will be required to subscribe, committing them to respect the fundamental principles of the Premier League , (all) violations of these rules and the Charter will be punishable by significant penalties.
“And we are asking for government support to pass appropriate legislation to protect football’s open pyramid, the principles of sporting merit and the integrity of the football community.
We will work with fan groups, government, UEFA, FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to uphold the integrity and future prospects of English football. “”
Official FA investigation into current Super League roster
The FA have confirmed that an official investigation into the formation of the Super League and the involvement of the six English clubs – which also included Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham – started last week.
An FA spokesperson said: “Since learning about the European Super League, our priority and our goal has been to prevent it from happening, both now and in the future.
“Throughout this period we have had continuous discussions with the government, the Premier League and UEFA.
“In particular, we have discussed legislation with the government that would allow us to prevent any similar threats in the future so that we can protect the pyramid of English football.
“Last week we launched an official investigation into the formation of the European Super League and the involvement of the six English clubs.
“We have written to all clubs to formally request all relevant information and evidence regarding their participation. Once we have the required information, we will consider the appropriate action to be taken.”