Premier League clubs sought to expel “rebel six” members following Super League breakaway

21 April 2021

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Photo: Alamy Chairman at Tottenham Hotspur, Daniel Levy (left), and Brighton Chief Executive Paul Barber.

Legal advice said that expulsion and European bans are unlikely to be upheld.

Rebel club executives accused of being “fifth columnists”.

“We’ve got to drive through an appropriate punishment that deters anyone from trying this again.”

James Corbett, Senior Correspondent corbett@offthepitch.com

Furious Premier League clubs sought to expel the six clubs who signed up for the Super League but were told that they were one club short of the 75 per cent majority needed to do so.

Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal signed up for the breakaway league on Sunday, but were forced to back down within 48 hours following a furious backlash.

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