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European Super League: The Super League starts to break down

After just two days, the European Super League has been placed in doubt following the withdrawal of the six English clubs.

First Manchester City withdrew from the Super League proceedings but, at the stroke of midnight, the other five teams joined them within seconds of each other.

The unanimous protests from the world of football and threats from the UK government, UEFA and the Premier League prompted Pep Guardiola‘s Manchester City to step down from the Super League.

Chelsea came next just before their match against Brighton and by the end of the night on Tuesday, all Premier League clubs had issued a statement saying that they would no longer be part of the Super League.

Just after midnight, the three Spanish teams (Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid) and three Italian teams (Juventus, Inter and AC Milan) announced in a joint statement saying they intend to go ahead with the Super League and that the English clubs have dropped out because of pressure forced upon them.

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Not even the signed documentation with significant penalties and economic punishments deterred the English clubs, with Arsenal even apologising for the move they made.

The Liverpool squad also re-tweeted the words of their club captain, Jordan Henderson stating his adversity towards the Super League.

“We don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen,” Jordan Henderson tweeted.

“This is our collective position, our commitment to this football club and its supporters is absolute and unconditional.”

Ed Woodward also resigned his position as vice-chairman at Manchester United following the criticism the Super League received from their fans.

Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus and, until Monday, the president of the Club Association (ECA) has also considered his departure from the Italian club following the unveiling of the Super League.

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Bayern Munich and PSG have joined Borussia Dortmund‘s position and have said no to the Super League through separate statements.

“Our partners and fans reject the creation of the Super League. Like Bayern, our desire and our objective is that European Clubs experience this wonderful exciting competition that is the Champions League and develop it together with UEFA,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said.

The president of PSG, Nasser Al-Khelaifi. also rejected the creation of the Super League and was backed by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

“Any proposal without support of UEFA does not solve football problems because it is motivated by personal interests,” Al-Khelaifi said.

“A proposal without the support of UEFA, a committee that has been involved in football for 70 years, doesn’t solve problems and is only motivated by personal interests.”

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