What a nightmare night for the Super League! While Florentino Pérez had to organize an emergency meeting following the announcement of Manchester City’s official departure from the competition, the other English clubs followed suit. If nothing is yet official on the side of Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United have jointly announced their withdrawal from the event.
“After listening to you supporters and the wider football community over the past few days, we are withdrawing from the Super League. We made a mistake and we apologize for it. The last few days have shown us once again the depth of the feeling our supporters around the world have for this great club and the game we love. We didn’t need to remember it, but the response from supporters over the past few days has given us time to reflect and think deeply. We never intended to cause such distress, but when the invitation to join the Super League came in, knowing there was no guarantee, we didn’t want to be left behind for guarantee the protection of Arsenal and its future. (…) We heard you ”, published Arsenal.
“We can confirm that we have officially started the withdrawal procedures from the group by developing proposals for a Super League. We regret the angst and upheaval caused by the Super League proposal. We felt it was important for our club to participate in the development of a possible new structure that aims to better ensure financial fair play and financial sustainability while providing significantly increased support to the wider football pyramid. We believe that we should never stand still and that the sport should constantly review competitions and governance to ensure that the game we all love continues to evolve and excite fans around the world. We would like to thank all the supporters who presented their thoughtful opinions ”, for his part, said Spurs boss Daniel Levy.
The Red Devils, meanwhile, were shorter. “Manchester United will not participate in the Super League. We have listened intently to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other stakeholders. We remain committed to working with other members of the football community to find lasting solutions to the long-term challenges facing football. “ Ditto with the Reds. “Liverpool Football Club can confirm that their involvement in the proposed plans to form a Super League has been discontinued. In recent days, the club has received representations from various stakeholders, both internal and external, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions. “
We will not be participating in the European Super League.#MUFC
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 20, 2021
As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League.
We made a mistake, and we apologize for it.
– Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 20, 2021
– Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2021
Liverpool Football Club can confirm that our involvement in proposed plans to form a European Super League has been discontinued.
– Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 20, 2021