The famous Big Six from the English Premier League have all released statements saying they are withdrawing from the European Super League.
The first ones to hear the voice of fans were Chelsea and Manchester City. Chelsea might have even heard them better, as many of the club’s supporters gathered outside the stadium on Tuesday protesting before the home game against Brighton.
It did not take long for the other four to follow in their footsteps, as Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool also released statements and apologised to their fans.
Tottenham fans, in particular, had a crazy few days. First, Chairman Daniel Levy sacked ‘The Special One’, then in the withdrawal statement, said he regretted the “anxiety and upset” he caused their supporters by entering the ESL.
The red part of Manchester also had an eventful night, as their long term executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward resigned from his role in the club.
After the Big Six withdrew, Atletico Madrid and Milan-based clubs Inter and Milan followed. Currently, there are only three teams left in the Super League, i.e. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
We can easily say Football 1, Money 0, and believe me, there won’t be any VAR check on this one. Football is not just the best-loved sport in the UK, it’s also the most popular sport to bet on, and who doesn’t like a good underdog story, especially if it can help you make a couple of quids along the way.