In what created havoc yesterday, the much controversial European League has finally stepped back amidst severe criticism and backlash. All the six Premier League Teams which were involved in the formation of the Super League have decided to formally withdraw from the competition.
The decision to host the European Super League was condemned by the fans, football authorities, ministers of the United Kingdom Parliament, and by various league associations including UEFA.
Manchester City was the first club to withdraw from the Super League Plan. Chelsea had then shown its intent to withdraw by starting to prepare the necessary documentation. Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester United have declared that they will withdraw their support to the European Super League.
Notably, Manchester United was the key club responsible for the inception of the Super League. However, it stated that “after observing the reactions from the fans and listening to the UK government and other stakeholders, we have decided not to take part in the league.”
Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham have started their legal process to withdraw from the competition. Arsenal publicly apologized to their fans and said that they have withdrawn after listening to their wider football community. Earlier, Chelsea Fans had gathered outside Stamford Bridge before their game against Brighton to protest at their club’s involvement.
Executive Vice Chairman of Manchester United Ed Woodward, the key person involved in the formation of the Super League has decided to step down from his role by the end of 2021. Leading players from the six clubs have also shown their disapproval of the planned European Super League.
Meanwhile, the European Super League in its statement said that it will reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project. The future will only tell whether Super League will take place or not. Till then stay tuned with us for further updates.
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