All English clubs have now withdrawn from the European Super League.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they will follow Manchester City and Chelsea to withdraw from the scheduled tournament.
United said: “We will not be in the European Super League”.
Chelsea, facing a display of anger from their fans, were the first to say they were preparing documents to officially step down, as club owner Roman Abramovich understood he was behind the decision after listening fan protests and chose to withdraw.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said he regretted the “anxiety and anger” caused by confirming that the club had “officially started proceedings to withdraw from the group developing proposals for a European Super League (ESL) “.
In a brief statement, Liverpool said: “Liverpool Football Club can confirm that our involvement in the proposed plans to form a European Super League has been halted.
“In recent days, the club has received representations from various key stakeholders, both internal and external, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal have admitted to making “a mistake” and apologized after confirming their proposed Super League withdrawal.
An open letter from the club’s board of directors said: “The past few days have once again shown us 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 think and think deeply.”
Man City said in a statement that they had “adopted the procedures to withdraw from the group which is drawing up plans for a European Super League”.
Town player Raheem Sterling reacted to the news by tweeting the words: “Ok bye”.
Manager Pep Guardiola had already criticized the plans to “close …
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This notice was published: 2021-04-20 17:53:00