The announcement of the European Super League in its statement today, to reconsider the most appropriate steps to restructure the separatist championship project, which aims to compete with the European Champions League for football, leaves the controversial project in ruins, especially in the wake of the angry reactions of the masses towards it.
The Spanish newspaper “AS” indicated that the English clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea had announced their withdrawal from the Super League, keeping Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the forefront, as well as the Italian clubs Inter, Milan and Juventus.
The newspaper pointed out that those withdrawn teams were among the 12 major founding teams of the separatist league that was announced earlier this week to compete with the Champions League, but the reaction to the scheme was harsh, with politicians and football authorities threatening to take legal measures, and reached the threat of depriving The 12 clubs from participating in the leagues of her country.
Manchester City, the race to withdraw, said in his statement: “Manchester City can confirm that it has formally taken measures to withdraw from the group that is developing the plans for the European Super League,” which prompted the President of the European Union for football, the Slovenian Alexander Ceferin, to express his happiness at City’s decision, saying: “I am pleased to welcome City to return to the European football family,” praising the “great intelligence” and “courage” of this withdrawal.
For his part, Arsenal said on his official page on the social networking site “Twitter”: “After listening to you, and to the wider football community over the past few days, we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake and we apologize for it.” The club’s executive vice president, Ed Woodward, will step down at the end of 2021.
For his part, the Football Association said, in an official statement, that it welcomes the clubs’ steps to abandon the Super League, praising the fans for their “influential and frank voice”. Captain Jordan Henderson published a statement on behalf of the Liverpool team, saying: “We do not like that and we do not want it to happen.” This is our collective position ».
For its part, the “Super League” organization announced in its statement that it will reconsider the most appropriate steps to restructure the competition project, which aims to compete with the European Champions League, considering that the six English clubs that were initially involved in the project announced yesterday evening that they are withdrawing due to the pressure exerted. Put it down.
The new tournament project had faced strong and widespread opposition, as FIFA President Jani Infantino threatened the clubs involved in the project, saying that the dissident clubs should bear the consequences of their decisions, and that FIFA has a duty to protect the European sport model. .
While European champion Bayern Munich, Germany, and French runner-up Paris Saint-Germain, strongly opposed this league, which severely damaged the legitimacy of the scheme, and nearly a thousand fans of English clubs put aside their opponents in the Premier League, and participated in a protest rally outside Stamford Bridge, during the Chelsea match. And Brighton, against defection from European football.
Fans held up banners reading “Let football rest in peace 1863-2021”, “Founded by the poor, stolen by the rich,” and “Roman Do what’s right,” in a letter to Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
It is noteworthy that the teams participating in the Super League would have received nearly $ 4.19 billion, with the aim of supporting their investment plans and facing the challenges of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19), which provides revenues higher than all European Union competitions, amounting to 3.2 billion euros in revenue. TV broadcasts for the 2018-2019 season, before the Corona pandemic, as it was expected that these clubs would receive another 10 billion euros in solidarity payments over the first commitment period.
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