Dominoes crumble for the controversial Super League project after intense pushback from football fans, former players, and pundits. Premier League clubs Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea ditch Super League.
Chelsea will have been the first domino to fall apart and the sequel was quick: after the BBC announced that the Blues were considering withdrawing from the Super League project, it was Manchester City’s turn, then Manchester United to consider withdrawal. Nothing official yet, but the sources seem formal from England.
A great victory for the English supporters, whose protests have been vigorous since yesterday around the stadiums of the 6 teams concerned.
Atlético Madrid, for their part, is also said to have resigned from the Super League project.
Major #SuperLeague update ⚠
Atletico Madrid are OUT of ESL now too.
Man City are also in the process of withdrawing.
— Leah Smith (@LeahSmith_) April 20, 2021
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Meanwhile, Manchester United’s Vice Chairman Ed Woodward who was one of the key figures in the creation of the Super League is set to leave his post at the end of the season.
The club issued a statement about his departure this evening. Read the full statement here.
A hardcore football fan, Kofi Blay is also a data analyst and a Master chef.