Not even one day after news broke that the European Super League was being formed by 12 insatiable greedy squads, the world is celebrating in news that some of the clubs have already decided to back out of the Super League.
It all started with this tweet from BBC Sport’s editor Dan Roan regarding Chelsea, after massive uproar from its fanbase, has decided to withdraw from the European Super League. And once that news broke, the entire dam broke and the internet was flooded with the dominos collapsing around the league itself.
BREAKING— Dan Roan (@danroan) April 20, 2021
I understand Chelsea are now preparing documentation to request withdrawing from the ESL
In the immediate aftermath of Chelsea withdrawing, news broke that fellow Premier League side Manchester City was also withdrawing, effective immediately.
Club statement.https://t.co/GeNQZn8091— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 20, 2021
Hours later, Arsenal attempted to save face by publicly apologizing to their fans and announcing their withdrawal from the Super League as well. Safe to say, the comments are not safe for work as the fans have rightfully not been as accepting of the apology.
As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 20, 2021
We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.
As of 5pm American Central time, all six Premier League teams have begun procedure to withdraw form the European Super League.
BREAKING: #LFC, #MUFC, #THFC and #AFC have followed #CFC and #MCFC in withdrawing from the European Super League.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 20, 2021
Oh, but that’s not all folks. This is where the true fun began. Following the news of Manchester City’s withdrawal and the pending other 5 Premier League squads, Barcelona president Joan Laporta had this to say regarding the status of his club in the European Super League.
| Joan Laporta (Barcelona president): "Barcelona will NOT join the Super League until our socios vote for it. It's their club, so it's their decision." @ActualiteBarca #rmalive— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) April 20, 2021
With every passing minute, more news was following with the culmination of the resignation of Manchester United’s Executive vice Chairman Ed Woodward. There are also reports surrounding the resignation of Juventus’s Chairman Andrea Agnelli, however, Juventus are currently denying those reports. Word is appearing that AC Milan is in the process of withdrawing, however, there has yet to be official confirmation as of writing this. I can say I have been anything but overly enthusiastic about seeing these plastic clubs utterly humiliate themselves. While I empathize with the fans, who surely did not ask for this, I love what a unmitigated disaster this has become. Maybe some good was coming from the greed afterall. Who would’ve thought?
BREAKING: Ed Woodward has resigned as Manchester United chairman, per @MarkOgden_ pic.twitter.com/At8GGKSu88— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 20, 2021
There’s still nothing confirmed by Juventus side about president Andrea Agnelli resigning rumours, at the moment. He’s also the vicechairman of the #SuperLeague. #Juventus— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 20, 2021
As of now, it appears that the European Super League has collapsed just as quickly as it began. While I await word of whatever hopeful punishment they fole out to the 12 greedy clubs (I hope relegation and/or a European ban), here’s some of the best reactions to the absolutely insane flurry of news we’ve dealt with over the past 48 or so hours.
European Super League— FC Spartak Moscow (@fcsm_eng) April 20, 2021
19/04/21 – 20/04/21
You will not be missed. pic.twitter.com/d6WlTDJNdr
There is a growing possibility that Jose Mourinho may be the only European Super League manager ever to be sacked. The Special One.— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) April 20, 2021
Sunday night: 12 teams join European Super League— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 20, 2021
Tuesday afternoon: Super League begins to fall apart @brfootball
Watching the whole saga unfold: pic.twitter.com/HE4FuK9AN3
This new European Super League is one hell of a knock out competition!— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) April 20, 2021
❌ Chelsea - OUT
❌ Man City - OUT
❌ Atletico - OUT
❌ Barcelona - OUT
❌ Man UTD - OUT
❌ Ed Woodward - GONE
❌ Andrea Agnelli - GONE#SuperLeague #SuperLeagueOut pic.twitter.com/8LrlaDDN4O