Governing bodies are also taking action to prevent the threat of a separatist league from emerging, but following major protests at Old Trafford on Sunday, they are calling for protests to remain peaceful.
Protesters outside and at the Lowry Hotel forced the postponement of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool, but protests outside Old Trafford were marred by a surge in violence among a minority of fans.
The Premier League and the FA have both said they will investigate the violent part of the protest on the ground.
But the Premier League has also issued a strong statement on the new measures it is introducing in the wake of the ESL breakaway attempt.
He said: “The events of the past two weeks have called into question the foundations and determination of English football. The Premier League has prepared a series of measures to enshrine the fundamental principles of professional gaming: an open pyramid, progression through sporting merit and the highest standards of sporting integrity These measures aim to end the threat of separatist leagues in the future.
“Opposition to the proposed Super League has united all of football, with the voices of the fans being clearly heard. The Premier League recognizes the strength of sentiment and the right of supporters to know what is going on. We are committed to maintaining a close dialogue with supporters and their representatives, as we work with the FA and the government to identify solutions, but demand that all protests be peaceful. The actions of a minority of people at Old Trafford on Sunday have no justification and will be investigated by the Premier League and FA as well as Greater Manchester Police.
“The actions of a few clubs cannot be allowed to create such a division and such disruption. We are determined to get the truth about what happened and to hold these clubs accountable for their decisions and actions. We and the FA are pursuing these goals quickly and appropriately, consulting with fans and the government.
“In addition, the Premier League, backed by the FA, is taking the following steps to protect our game, our clubs and their fans from further disruption and uncertainty:
- Additional rules and regulations to ensure that the principles of the Premier League and open competition are protected
- A new owners’ charter to which all club owners will have to subscribe, committing them to respect the fundamental principles of the Premier League
- Violations of these rules and the Charter will be subject to significant penalties
- We seek the support of the government to pass appropriate legislation to protect the open pyramid of football, the principles of sporting merit and the integrity of the football community.
“We will work with fan groups, the government, UEFA, FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to uphold the integrity and future prospects of English football. “
The FA has launched its own investigation into ESL and asked the six clubs for all relevant information relating to their decision to participate in the league.
Their statement read: “Since learning about the European Super League, our priority and our goal has been to prevent it from happening, both now and in the future.
“Throughout this period we have had ongoing discussions with the government, the Premier League and UEFA. In particular, we discussed legislation with the government that would allow us to prevent any similar threats in the future so that we can protect the British. football pyramid.
“Last week we launched an official investigation into the formation of the European Super League and the involvement of the six English clubs. We have written to all clubs to formally request all relevant information and evidence regarding their participation. Once we have the required information we will consider the appropriate action to be taken. It is clear that what happened was unacceptable and could have done great harm to clubs at all levels of English football.
“The supporters played a vital and impactful role in helping to prevent the European Super League from happening, and we understand their frustrations. However, we cannot tolerate the violent and criminal behavior that took place ahead of the scheduled Manchester United v Liverpool game, which the FA is currently investigating. ”