APOLOGETIC AC Milan director Paolo Maldini insists the European Super League plotters were so secretive he knew NOTHING of the plans.
Milan became the ninth of the 12 rebel clubs to withdraw from the closed-shop league after a huge backlash from fans, football authorities and governments.
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And Milan legend Maldini told Sky: “I’m the director of AC Milan and I didn’t know anything about the SuperLeague project.
"I want to say sorry to the fans again. There was confusion.
"Sport is about dreams and meritocracy: we have to take this as a lesson.
“I have never been involved in the discussions concerning the Super League.
"I’ve seen the news on Sunday evening with the statement of the clubs.
"The owners decided and not me. Despite this, I want to apologize to the fans”.
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Maldini's words mirror those of many managers of the so-called dirty dozen clubs.
But as he is such an icon of Italian football, and in an even more senior position, the ex-Azzurri defender being kept in the dark might seem even more shocking.
The half-dozen rich giants from Italy and Spain set to join the ESL admitted defeat for the project after the English 'Big Six' withdrew on Wednesday night.
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