UEFA president furious after Macron “interferes” with Champions League reform plans

5 June 2019

Ceferin
Photo: Getty Images Comments from French President Emmanuel Macron infuriate UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin who here picks up the Champions League trophy in preparation to presenting it to Liverpool.

Comments from French President Emmanuel Macron infuriate UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.

Harsh response from Ceferin after Macron speaks out against Champions League reform plans.

The Premier League also responds to the plans, calling them “detrimental to domestic leagues”.

James Corbett and Peter Høyer corbett@offthepitch.com

PARIS - On Tuesday French President Emmanuel Macron added his voice to the mounting debate on the future of European club competition. 

“I fully support [French Football Federation] FFF President Le Graët to go against the reform proposals planned by UEFA,” Macron told reporters at the FFF training centre at Clairefontaine, where he and his wife were having lunch with the French women’s team.

But according to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, he should not have done that.

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