sport news FA and Premier League vow to find 'truth' behind the Super League and hold the ...

The Football Association and Premier League have launched inquiries into the events that led up to the formation of the European Super League, to establish the 'truth of what happened'.

And the governing bodies have committed to new rules and regulations designed to stop a similar power grab from ever happening again.

The Premier League, supported by the FA, has committed to an owners' charter, which will force those in charge of clubs to agree to a set of 'core principles' with 'significant sanctions' for anyone who fails to uphold them.

Hundreds of Manchester United fans stormed the pitch at Old Trafford in protest at the club's American owners after they signed up to the European Super League ahead of Sunday afternoon's match with Liverpool

Hundreds of fans stormed the pitch at Old Trafford in protest at the club's American owners after they signed up to the European Super League ahead of Sunday afternoon's match with Liverpool

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The Premier League (pictured, chief executive Richard Masters) have begun working on a code of conduct to which all 20 clubs must sign up

The Premier League (pictured, chief executive Richard Masters) have begun working on a code of conduct to which all 20 clubs must sign up 

The two organisations say they are also working with government to develop new laws to 'protect football's open pyramid' and they say they will work with fan groups and others to defend the future prospects of English football.

In a coordinated move apparently prompted by the fan protests ahead of the - Liverpool fixture on Sunday, the FA and England's top flight issued statements today, condemning the actions of the Big Six breakaway clubs, detailing the next steps in the controversy and calling for restraint from supporters.

Neither body has yet committed itself to punishing the errant clubs involved in the Super League project, which fans and pundits have called for but lawyers have suggested looks increasingly unlikely.

'Last week, we started an official inquiry into the formation of the European Super League and the involvement of the six English clubs, 'the FA said in its statement.

T-shirts were made specially for the protest at Old Trafford, as United fans spent the week before the big derby match making preparations

T-shirts were made specially for the protest at Old Trafford, as United fans spent the week before the big derby match making preparations

The crowd that breached Old Trafford perimeter gathered in front of the south stand, lighting smoke flares and chanting - the actions have been condemned by the Premier League

The crowd that breached Old Trafford perimeter gathered in front of the south stand, lighting smoke flares and chanting - the actions have been condemned by the Premier League

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'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. Clearly what happened was unacceptable and could have caused great harm to clubs at every level of English football.

'The fans have played a vital and impactful role in helping to stop the European Super League from happening, and we understand their frustrations. However, we cannot condone the violent and criminal behaviour that took place before

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