In light of the news regarding the creation of a new competition both organised and governed privately by certain European clubs from different countries, Sevilla FC's Board wish to publicly state their complete rejection of a tournament based exclusively on economic parameters and outside of UEFA, an institution which brings together the different footballing associations of the continent. A competition which involves private invitation goes against the spirit of sport in general and the ethos of football as we know it. This lack of competition goes completely against our DNA to Never Surrender and to set ourselves ever more ambitious goals, with the intention of achieving them out on the football pitch.
Furthermore, the creation of this Super League would only serve to satisfy the selfish interests that look to enrich the Founder Clubs who already have far larger budgets than the rest of football clubs. This will impoverish football in general and the teams outside of the Super League. At the same time, it would be a severe blow to society and would punish the vast majority of real football fans who would be left without the true essence of our sport: the excitement of watching their team and seeing them compete for their goals.
Sevilla FC are aware that, at times, changes such as those made today by the UEFA Executive Committee in relation to the format of the Champions League are necessary. We understand that they provide a solid base for all European clubs, but these changes must always be developed through discussions between the associations, the clubs, the domestic leagues, without the exclusion of any group and with a global view to protect the general ecosystem of football.