Court orders UEFA and the Premier League to scrap all sanctions against Chelsea

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A Spanish judge has ordered all sanctions brought against the 12 European Super League clubs, including Chelsea, to be cancelled with immediate effect, according to Daily Mail.

According to Judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara, UEFA and the Premier League’s sanction on clubs for joining the European Super League are in breach of his initial judgement and contrary to European competition law.

“These actions… constitute a flagrant violation of the order… of 20 April 2021,” he said in his latest ruling on Thursday.

“These are not isolated acts (…) but a succession of acts and statements forming part of a strategy devised by the defendants with the aim of provoking the ineffectiveness of a court decision.

“The opening of disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona constitutes a clear breach of the interim measures granted by the Order of 20 April 2021.”

Judge Ruiz de Lara instructed Chelsea and the other eight clubs should be freed from the ‘agreement’ they made with UEFA for their European Super League involvement.

The judge then directed his fury at the Premier League, insisting that UEFA has to tell the English top flight that all actions against the Big Six – Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea – must be ‘annulled’.

Judge Ruiz de Lara also instructed UEFA that the three unrepentant clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus must be allowed to compete in the Champions League next season.

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