May 6, 2021, Thursday
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UEFA president slams ‘snakes’ Woodward and Agnelli after Man Utd and Juventus lead Super League proposals

UEFA president slams ‘snakes’ Woodward and Agnelli after Man Utd and Juventus lead Super League proposals

News is out that UEFA president Alexander Ceferin has now targeted Manchester United and Juventus chiefs Ed Woodward and Andrea Agnelli for their involvement in leading the campaign of a breakaway Super League.

He has brandished them as “snakes”. Reports say, Manchester United along with Serie A giants Juventus are the catalyst of the talks.

While several football experts, former great players, admirers and fans have univocally condemned the move, UEFA chief has not many kind words to say about the Super League flag bearers.

Ceferin said, “If I start with Ed Woodward, because it will be shorter, I didn’t have much contact with him but he called me last Thursday in the evening. He said he is very satisfied with the reforms, that he fully supports the reforms and that the only thing he would like to speak about is Financial Fair Play. Obviously, he had already signed something else.

“I don’t want to speak much about Andrea Agnelli. He is probably one of the biggest disappointments or the biggest of all. I don’t want to be too personal but the fact is that I have never seen a person that would lie so many times and persistently than he did. It was unbelievable.

“I spoke with him on Saturday afternoon and he said that these are only rumors, don’t worry, nothing is going on, then he said I will call you in one hour and turned off his phone. The next day, we get the announcement.

“As I said, I have seen many things in my life but never this. Obviously, greed is so strong that all the human values evaporate. Everything is gone with some people.

“We are different and we will stay different. You know, it is always good to learn in life who is who.”

“All the world knows now that they unanimously supported our reforms on Friday, when they obviously had signed the agreement [with the Super League]. All that are sitting there: Woodward, Agnelli, [Ivan] Gazidis and Pedro Lopes from Real Madrid. I don’t have to explain more what I think about them.”

“We might be naive in not knowing we have snakes close to us. Now we do. There will be legal action soon”, Ceferin added.