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Premier League's European Super League Six Could Face Millions In Fines

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Premier League's European Super League Six Could Face Millions In Fines

The Premier League's 'big six' are set for talks with the league about their European Super League antics and could lead to multi million pound fines.

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Last month, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal all signed up for the Super League, causing huge contempt amongst fans of other clubs, and their own fans.

The plans fell apart quickly due to pressure from supporters and the English clubs were the first to back out, leaving sides from La Liga and Serie A on their own.

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Whilst the clubs have been embarrassed by the situation they are yet to find out their punishment, but that looks set to change.

According to Sky, the six sides are set to meet with the Premier League next week with their punishment to be discussed.

The report says that fines 'totalling tens of millions of pounds,' are likely to be decided, with either a single one off payment or an immediate fine plus a percentage of broadcast income to be chosen.

Fans protested against the Super League outside of Stamford Bridge. Image: PA Images
Fans protested against the Super League outside of Stamford Bridge. Image: PA Images
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Things could be even worse for the Super League six though as it is also claimed that earlier this month the league proposed a potential points deduction.

That would be a suspended punishment, with a fine alongside it, and whilst it isn't off the table the clubs will be very against the idea.

Along with Atletico Madrid, Inter and AC Milan, the other clubs to have pulled out of the ESL, the six English teams have agreed to a combined £12.9 million fee to children's and grassroots football across Europe.

That is part of their agreement with UEFA for the potential pulling out of the Champions League, and they'll also have five percent of UEFA competition revenues withheld for one season.

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That could be the same punishment that is handed down by the Premier League following their meeting next week, which would mean between £6 million and £7.5 million.

Brighton players wearing t-shirts telling the 'Big Six' to earn their place amongst Europe's elite. Image: PA Images
Brighton players wearing t-shirts telling the 'Big Six' to earn their place amongst Europe's elite. Image: PA Images

When it comes to Europe, the clubs also agreed a far more significant fine if they attempt a similar breakaway in the future.

Only Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona remain committed to some form of Super League and are yet to officially back out of the competition.

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They could very much prove that they don't even belong amongst Europe's elite on Sunday if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, European Super League, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Arsenal

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