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Plans for a breakaway European Super League were left in tatters tonight as clubs began to walk away from the hated competition after a ferocious fan backlash

Plans for a breakaway European Super League were left in tatters tonight as clubs began to walk away from the hated competition after a ferocious fan backlash

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Plans for a breakaway European Super League were left in tatters tonight as clubs began to walk away from the hated competition after a ferocious fan backlash.

Manchester City were the first of English football’s so-called ‘Big Six’ teams to announce they had asked to withdraw.

Reports said Chelsea would follow suit along with European giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

At Manchester United – who are not one of the sides rumoured to be getting cold feet – executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward announced he was resigning.

And Liverpool players issued identical statements saying: ‘We don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen.’

City, Chelsea, United, Arsenal, SBC369 Atletico, Barcelona, Liverpool, Spurs, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid had sparked outrage among much of the footballing world when they released a joint statement on Sunday backing the £4.6billion proposals. 

But, less than 72 hours after the announcement was made, the plans crumbled through this evening.

Manchester City’s statement read: ‘Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League.’

Reports said a similar statement from Chelsea would follow on Wednesday.

News of the sudden change-of-heart came as hundreds of Chelsea fans tonight rallied against the club’s involvement in the breakaway plans in a rowdy protest outside Stamford Bridge.

Fans blocked the Chelsea team coach’s entry to the stadium, ahead of their Premier League clash against Brighton, sparking club legend and current technical director Petr Cech to get among supporters in a bid to appease them.

But it was only once news broke that the club could now withdraw from the tournament did fans relent – loudly cheering the decision and the club’s name.

Earlier, in a sign of uncertainty from within the City camp, boss Pep Guardiola criticised the plans, while United striker Marcus Rashford also took aim at the proposals, sharing the quote ‘football is nothing without fans’.

The row that threatens the most seismic change to English football in decades, came as: 

  • EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has called an emergency meeting of the Premier League captains to discuss a response to ESL as footballer and campaigner Marcus Rashford  speaks out in favour of the fans;
  • Man City ‘most likely to crack’ and quit the European Super League, Jurgen Klopp ‘can turn Liverpool’s owners’ against the plans, claims Gary Neville, with Chelsea also said to be unsure about continuing;
  • Liverpool boss Klopp now favourite with bookies to be the next Premier League boss to go after he was blindsided by Super League announcement before being left to face the cameras as American owners stay quiet. Bill Shankly’s grandson insists his grandfather would be ‘spinning in his grave’;
  • ‘Heartbroken’ West Ham fan James Corden launches into emotional six minute rant about European Super League on his Late Late Show in America, claiming Premier League’s Big Six owners have shown ‘the worst greed I’ve ever seen in sport’; 
  • Premier League excluded the ‘Big 6’ from an emergency meeting today where remaining 14 club rejected the plans and threatens sanctions for owners for breaking rule about joining competition with prior permission;
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby warns against the plan saying: ‘A lot of football clubs were founded by churches, it happens, including Liverpool.

    And we want to preserve community’. 

  • Britain’s competitions watchdog is ‘carefully’ looking at the Super League plans to see if it is illegal; 
  • Facebook and Amazon will NOT bid to screen the European Super League, leaving just Sky and Disney to announce whether they will bid for the rights; 
  • Real Madrid President Florentino Perez insists he is ‘saving football’ and calls for shorter matches claiming younger fans don’t have the attention span for 90 minutes;
Chelsea are tonight reportedly preparing to pull out of the widely-slated European Super League after days of fury from across the footballing world

Chelsea are tonight reportedly preparing to pull out of the widely-slated European Super League after days of fury from across the footballing world

Chelsea are tonight reportedly preparing to pull out of the widely-slated European Super League after days of fury from across the footballing world

The news came as hundreds of Chelsea fans tonight protested against the club's involvement in the £4.3billion breakaway plans, by chanting and holding banners outside Stamford Bridge

The news came as hundreds of Chelsea fans tonight protested against the club's involvement in the £4.3billion breakaway plans, by chanting and holding banners outside Stamford Bridge

The news came as hundreds of Chelsea fans tonight protested against the club’s involvement in the £4.3billion breakaway plans, by chanting and holding banners outside Stamford Bridge

Fans blocked the Chelsea team coach's entry to the stadium, ahead of their Premier League clash against Brighton, sparking legend and current technical director Petr Cech (pictured) to get amongst the fans in a bid to appease them

Fans blocked the Chelsea team coach's entry to the stadium, ahead of their Premier League clash against Brighton, sparking legend and current technical director Petr Cech (pictured) to get amongst the fans in a bid to appease them

Fans blocked the Chelsea team coach’s entry to the stadium, SBC369 ahead of their Premier League clash against Brighton, sparking legend and current technical director Petr Cech (pictured) to get amongst the fans in a bid to appease them

Wealthy west London side Chelsea (pictured: Owner Roman Abramovich) are said to be preparing documentation to withdraw from the much-maligned new tournament, according to the BBC

Wealthy west London side Chelsea (pictured: Owner Roman Abramovich) are said to be preparing documentation to withdraw from the much-maligned new tournament, according to the BBC

Moments after the reports surfaced, it emerged that mega-rich Manchester City (pictured: Owner Sheikh Mansour) could also pull out, dealing a huge double blow to the breakaway competition.

Moments after the reports surfaced, it emerged that mega-rich Manchester City (pictured: Owner Sheikh Mansour) could also pull out, dealing a huge double blow to the breakaway competition.

Wealthy west London side Chelsea (pictured left: Owner Roman Abramovich) are said to be preparing documentation to withdraw from the much-maligned new tournament, according to the BBC.

Moments after the reports surfaced, it emerged that mega-rich Manchester City (pictured right: Owner Sheikh Mansour) could also pull out, dealing a huge double blow to the breakaway competition.

In a sign of a potential split at Manchester United, it was tonight announced the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would leave the club at the end of 2021

In a sign of a potential split at Manchester United, it was tonight announced the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would leave the club at the end of 2021

In a sign of a potential split at Manchester United, it was tonight announced the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would leave the club at the end of 2021

The Manchester club later confirmed its intention to withdraw in a short one-line statement, saying: 'Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League'

The Manchester club later confirmed its intention to withdraw in a short one-line statement, saying: 'Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League'

The Manchester club later confirmed its intention to withdraw in a short one-line statement, saying: ‘Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League’

Fans burnt a Liverpool shirt using outside Elland Road – where Liverpool drew 1-1 with Leeds last night – as outrage grows over plans for a European Super League

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have both spoken out against the European Super League despite the billionaire owners of their clubs signing up for the next 23 years

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have both spoken out against the European Super League despite the billionaire owners of their clubs signing up for the next 23 years

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have both spoken out against the European Super League despite the billionaire owners of their clubs signing up for the next 23 years

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have both spoken out against the European Super League despite the billionaire owners of their clubs signing up for the next 23 years

Pep Guardiola (left today) and Jurgen Klopp (right last night) have both spoken out against the European Super League despite the billionaire owners of their clubs signing up for the next 23 years

Liverpool players meanwhile revolted in a joint social media campaign condemning the proposals

Liverpool players meanwhile revolted in a joint social media campaign condemning the proposals

Players including captain Jordan Henderson and James Milner tonight shared an identical post

Players including captain Jordan Henderson and James Milner tonight shared an identical post

Liverpool players meanwhile revolted in a joint social media campaign condemning the proposals.

Players including captain Jordan Henderson and James Milner tonight shared an identical post with the words: ‘We don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen.’

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