The European Super League appears to have failed before it even started after the six Premier League teams that formed the majority of the breakaway to join have all gone back on their decision on Tuesday night.
Premier League teams withdraw from European Super League
Before Chelsea’s Premier League home game against Brighton, news emerged that the London club was preparing to back out from the new competition. Chelsea fans gathered in their numbers outside Stamford Bridge in protest, voicing their displeasure at the Super League.
Not long after, Manchester City became the first EPL side to confirm its exit from the breakaway competition publicly.
Later on Tuesday evening, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham announced they were also backing out of the plans.
The Super League responded in the early hours of Wednesday morning, saying it would “reconsider” its plans, adding that the English clubs were forced to withdraw due to the “pressure put on them”.