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“Good result”: Boris Johnson welcomes the withdrawal of English teams from the European Super League | Political news

The withdrawal of the six Premier League teams from the proposed European Super League is the “good result for football fans, clubs and communities across the country,” the Prime Minister said.

Welcoming withdrawal of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United of the controversial competition, Boris Johnson said: “We must continue to protect our cherished domestic game.”

The teams announced their departure amid protests from fans and fierce criticism from many in the game, including former players and pundits.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told Sky News it was a “victory for the fans” and that “the country has come together to condemn these proposals”.

“We were prepared to take very, very bold steps to prevent this proposal from going forward,” he said.

Mr Dowden added that it was “very important that we do not see this as the end of the process”, saying: “What this has highlighted more than ever is the need to look at governance wider of football “.

He said a government review announced on Monday will continue and examine “how we approach football governance, football funding and indeed the fan experience as a whole.”

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In light of the withdrawal of English clubs, the Super League said it was considering “appropriate steps to reshape the project”.

He said in a statement: “Despite the announced departure of the English clubs, forced to take such decisions due to the pressure placed on them, we are confident that our proposal is fully aligned with European laws and regulations as has been demonstrated today. [Tuesday] by a court decision to protect the Super League from …

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