Tottenham are one of nine clubs who will be fined €100m if they decide to participate in a breakaway European competition like the Super League again in the future, according to the Associated Press.
Last month, 12 clubs – including Spurs – announced plans to take part in a new European Super League, but plot was quickly obliterated by fan protests.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have not renounced their intention to play in the breakaway competition, but Tottenham and eight other clubs have.
Those nine clubs will still be punished by UEFA. The AP claims they ‘will have 5% their European competition revenue withheld for one season’.
Tis essentially translates to: Spurs will not be entitled to the full amount of money usually awarded to clubs who qualify for Europe – if they even manage to qualify.
What’s more, the AP’s report says Tottenham and the other renouncers will have to pay a €100m fine if they try to play in an ‘unauthorised’ competition again, or €50 million if they ‘breach any other commitments to UEFA’.
UEFA will now apparently take disciplinary action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. It will be interesting to see what kind of sanctions they will face.