FLORENTINO PEREZ continues to cling on to his European Super League dream despite nine clubs pulling out.
And the Real Madrid president sensationally claimed protests from Chelsea fans were STAGED.
Deluded Sergio Perez can’t let go of the European Super LeagueCredit: AFP
Fans crammed outside Stamford Bridge to make their voices heard – but Perez thinks it was fakedCredit: Reuters
AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico also pulled out on Wednesday with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli conceding the league was dead in the water.
But it appears Perez can’t let go of the doomed breakaway league.
He told Spanish radio show El Larguero: “If anyone thinks the Super League is dead, are they wrong? Absolutely.
“We’re going to keep working and what everyone thinks is for the best will emerge.
“The project is on standby. The Super League still exists.”
‘SAD AND DISAPPOINTED’
Perez added: “I’m a bit sad and disappointed because we’ve been working on this project for three years.
“There was someone in the group of six English teams who wasn’t that interested and I think that started to become contagious among the others.
“There are people of a certain age involved and maybe they were scared because they didn’t understand anything that was going on.
“We all signed a binding contract, but I don’t think that one of them was ever convinced.
Chelsea fans protested outside Stamford BridgeCredit: Alamy
“In the end, there was an onslaught from the leagues and the Premier League got fired up, so they said, ‘we’ll leave it for now’.”
Perez then unbelievably suggested ‘somebody placed’ the Chelsea fans to start the protest.
He said: “Who brought those Chelsea fans to protest? Someone moved them.”