Scottish FA spokesperson: “The Scottish FA joins with UEFA and other National Associations in condemning the proposals by Europe’s wealthiest clubs to break away from the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues to set up their own closed competition based on patronage rather than sporting merit.

“The widespread condemnation of the so-called European Super League – among fans, players, clubs and football bodies across the world – has galvanised a sport which has already shown great fortitude in enduring the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has provided entertainment to millions who have been forced to remain at home during the restrictions caused by the pandemic.

“The Scottish FA believes in the fundamental principles of the football pyramid and meritocratic competition. We are concerned by the impact this cynical attempt will have on the game domestically and internationally, for players and fans, for clubs and countries. We stand together with UEFA and with all who wish to uphold the values and very fabric of football.”