AC Milan became a Founding Club in European Super League, which was confirmed on Sunday but collapsed by Tuesday. Becoming the ninth club of the “dirty dozen” to do so, AC Milan wants to leave Super League.
While they will still try to derive a sustainable model for football, AC Milan want to leave Super League.
AC Milan announced their withdrawal from Super League in a statement on their official website.
In the statement, they explained that they signed up with the hope of delivering the best football to fans.
“However, the voices and the concerns of fans around the world have clearly been expressed about the Super League, and AC Milan must be sensitive to the voice of those who love this wonderful sport,” it continued, though.
AC Milan’s technical director, Paolo Maldini, has apologised for the club’s involvement in the Super League. At the same time, the former AC Milan defender’s insisted that he had no involvement in planning the breakaway proposal.
“I want to specify that I was not involved in discussions regarding the Super League,” Maldini came clean to Sky Sport Italia.
“I found out about it on Sunday night, after the joint statement from the other clubs. This was obviously decided at a higher level in the club than my own position. I felt a bit confused.”
Still, he was the one who took proper time out to apologize to the club’s fans.
He continued: “That doesn’t rule me out of taking responsibility for apologising to the fans, not just the Milan fans, but in general football fans, who felt betrayed by the principles of sport that we as Milan have always respected.”
“It’s something I feel the need to say,” he said candidly. “Naturally, the director of a big club in 2021 knows that revenue is important, that sustainability is important.”
“So, we need to ask ourselves if we can learn from this situation, can we learn where we can push ourselves to?” he suggested to fans and officials alike. “We certainly cannot push past the values of sport and of meritocracy, which are made of dreams.”