Bayern Munich explain why they said no to European Super League as Bundesliga giants hail the Champions League as ‘the best club competition in the world’

Bayern Munich have reiterated their desire to NOT take part in the controversial European Super League.

News of the breakaway tournament emerged on Sunday, with 12 European clubs expected to be involved, however, Bayern are the highest-profile side absent from that list.

No German clubs have signed up for the European Super League

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have signed up alongside Spanish clubs Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, and Italy’s Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

It’s understood 15 teams could join the breakaway league, however, Bayern and Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund released statements on Monday voicing their opposition to the Super League. Fellow German side RB Leipzig aren’t expected to join either.

Six-time European champions and current Champions League holders Bayern have added to their stance, with club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Herbert Hainer releasing a joint statement on Tuesday.

Hainer said: “Our members and fans reject a Super League.

Bayern Munich won last season’s Champions League and their decision not to join the Super League is a big blow to the ‘dirty dozen’
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“As FC Bayern, it is our wish and our aim that European clubs live the wonderful and emotional competition that is the Champions League, and develop it together with UEFA.

“FC Bayern says no to the Super League.”

Rummenigge added: “On behalf of the board, I would like to make it explicitly clear that FC Bayern will not be taking part in the Super League.

“FC Bayern stands in solidarity with the Bundesliga. It always was and is a great pleasure for us to be able to play and represent Germany in the Champions League.

“We all remember fondly our 2020 Champions League victory in Lisbon – you don’t forget such a joyful moment. For FC Bayern, the Champions League is the best club competition in the world.”

UEFA and FIFA have threatened any clubs and players that take part in the Super League will be banned from the club European competitions as well as international football, however, Super League president Florentino Perez says the governing bodies don’t have the jurisdiction to do this.

Source: Sport

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