English FA opens inquiry to assess Super League sanctions

A fan wears a shirt with a "United Against Greed" message, as fans gather to protest against the Glazer family, the owners of Manchester United, outside Old Trafford stadium, in Manchester, England, before their English Premier League match against Liverpool, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Manchester United supporters have stormed into the stadium and onto the pitch ahead of Sunday's game against Liverpool as fans gathered outside Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer ownership.

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Football Association has opened an inquiry into the Super League rebellion and sought evidence from the six English clubs involved in the breakaway that could lead to punishments.

The Premier League also disclosed Monday that it had prepared measures to stop teams playing in closed competitions. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham launched an ill-fated attempt two weeks ago to found a new European competition with three clubs from each of Spain and Italy.

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