Report: Spurs ownership will have to sign up to new rule after ESL debacle

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Joe Lewis

According to BBC Sport, the Premier League is set to bring in a new ownership charter in order to prevent the possibility of a breakaway European Super League in the future.

Tottenham, as well as the five other ‘big six’ clubs, were among the 12 teams who signed up for the breakaway competition.

However, all six Premier League clubs were forced to withdraw from the tournament following a wave of fan protests.

Although the proposed breakaway tournament seems to have collapsed for now, the Premier League are keen to ensure that the six clubs do not attempt to break away again in the future.

BBC Sport reveal that all owners will have to sign up to the new rule “committing them to the core principles” of the league with breaches punished by “significant” sanctions.

The Premier League has also reportedly begun an enquiry into the Super League debacle in order to hold those who made the decision accountable.

The PL’s statement read: “The actions of a few clubs cannot be allowed to create such division and disruption.

“We are determined to establish the truth of what happened and hold those clubs accountable for their decisions and actions.”

Meanwhile, the FA added: “We wrote to all of the clubs to formally request all relevant information and evidence regarding their participation.

“Once we have the required information, we will consider what appropriate steps to take.”

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