Parliamentary question - E-002207/2021Parliamentary question

The risks to sports generated by the creation of the European Super League

Question for written answer  E-002207/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Victor Negrescu (S&D), José Manuel Fernandes (PPE), Cyrus Engerer (S&D), Hannes Heide (S&D), Eva Kaili (S&D), Łukasz Kohut (S&D), Miguel Urbán Crespo (The Left), Yana Toom (Renew), Esther de Lange (PPE), Laurence Farreng (Renew), Franc Bogovič (PPE), Andrea Cozzolino (S&D), Tomasz Piotr Poręba (ECR), Karol Karski (ECR), Christophe Hansen (PPE), Ivan Štefanec (PPE), Petra Kammerevert (S&D), Ernest Urtasun (Verts/ALE), Miroslav Číž (S&D), Demetris Papadakis (S&D), Andreas Schieder (S&D), Theodoros Zagorakis (PPE)

Several European football clubs have proposed the creation of a new European Super League composed of just some of the top football clubs with the biggest budgets. The entrance into the European Super League would be limited and conditioned in a non‑transparent way. There is a risk that this new competition would harm the principles of transparent, equitable, performance‑based and open competition that guides European sport in general, and football in particular. This will most likely generate significant financial losses for other European clubs and harm the spirit of European sport. There is also a risk of a spillover effect on other sports.

What is the Commission planning to do in relation to the issue of the European Super League and how could it intervene in order to avoid the creation of this new competition and the negative side effects it might generate?

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