The Football Association says it has been in discussions with Westminster about potential legislation to prevent English clubs joining future breakaway leagues as the Premier League mulls further responses to the failed Super League.
Representatives from the six clubs who signed on to a proposed 20-team European league with 15 permanent members before withdrawing following an unprecedented backlash last month have been ordered to stand down from the roles they occupied on various Premier League steering and advisory committees.
However, supporters and the 14 “left-behind” clubs in the top flight await further action from the domestic game’s governing bodies by way of sanctions as well as potential legislative initiatives from the Government.
The Premier League has committed to hold the rebel six clubs “accountable” while promising that measures will be put in place to ensure that “the principles of … open competition are respected” that would include “a new Owners’ Charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to committing them to the core principles of the Premier League”.
A statement from the Premier League read: “The actions of a few clubs cannot be allowed to create such division and disruption. We are determined to establish the truth of what happened and hold those clubs accountable for their decisions and actions.
“We and The FA are pursuing these objectives quickly and appropriately, consulting with fans and government.”
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