Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said the Super League plan will go ahead despite the withdrawal of the Premier League six and AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.
Plans for the new tournament announced on Sunday night, saw the most vicious and vehement outrage on the streets of the UK since Gregg’s started selling vegan sausage rolls.
The reaction meant Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United all decided to withdraw from the competition, with Spurs and Arsenal following suit shortly afterwards because no one really thought they should be there anyway.
But Mr Perez, still the reigning Super League Chief exec until someone cuts the power at the league office and tells him to f**k off home, is insistent the new rival to Champions League will go ahead despite looking decidedly more Clark Kent than Superman following the withdrawals.
“It’s the only way football can survive”, the 74-year-old billionaire said in a late-night interview on Spanish television.
“If we don’t do something now, Real Madrid will have to face the consequences of terrible mismanagement at the club.”
“And I should know it was terrible, because I did it!”
The architect of the Galacticos went on to explain the club’s predicament.
“We’re still paying Gareth Bale to practice his swing at Spurs, Eden Hazard steps into daylight and pulls a muscle and Sergio Ramos is more interested in embarrassing himself in documentaries about his identikit footballer life to bother signing a new contract.”
“We need to bully smaller clubs into selling us their good players – but now Man City and PSG are shaking everyone down for their lunch money.”
“And now it’s our turn.”
Though with the new league’s plan apparently in tatters, the embattled club official has a contingency in place.
“Everyone wants to watch El Clasico – they can now see it once a fortnight cos there’s only us, Barca and Juve left.
“And we can always invite clubs from around the world to fill in the rest of the league spots.”
“Who doesn’t want to see Real Madrid v Nagoya Grampus 8 at 4:30am CET live from Japan?”
The clearly sweating Perez then claimed to have “lots of other plans too, just wait and see – I just happen to have left them in my other briefcase, which I shall go and get now…”, before quickly exiting the studio and hopping in a taxi to the airport.
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