Chelsea are preparing the necessary paperwork required to withdraw from the European Super League.
According to multiple sources, the Blues have performed a U-turn on their involvement in the controversial breakaway competition.
The change of heart came as thousands of fans staged a protest outside Stamford Bridge, with the Chelsea team bus prevented from entering the ground by a blockade.
Club legend Petr Cech was forced to confront supporters in a bid to allow the team bus into the ground.
The decision was immediately welcomed by Gary Neville on Twitter, who tweeted a video of dominoes falling, outlining his hope that Chelsea would be the first of many clubs to withdraw.
It was reported on Tuesday morning that up to two of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ clubs were having doubts over their involvement in the European Super League.
Politicians and football’s governing bodies have made it clear they will do all in their power to stop the European Super League being formed.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin outlined his intention to ban ESL players from international duty, while the government and Prince William are among other outspoken critics of the competition.
“The players that play in the Super League will be banned from playing in the World Cup and Euros,” said Ceferin. “We will take all the sanctions that we can.”
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