After a shower of protests from supporters, players, officials and governments, as well as threats of prohibitions and sanctions from UEFA and FIFA, English clubs threw in the towel
The breakaway project for European football's Super League was in shambles this Tuesday after the six English Premier League clubs involved in the project withdrew 48 hours after agreeing to join Italian and Spanish clubs in the new elite competition .
Reuters reports that after a shower of protests from supporters, players, officials and governments, in addition to threats of bans and sanctions from European and world football, UEFA and FIFA, English clubs gave in to pressure and threw in the towel at floor.
Manchester City was the first to give up on the adventure and then Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur announced that they were following suit, as Reuters reported.
Chelsea, whose cheerleaders protested outside their stadium before a match on Tuesday, holding banners saying 'Fans, not customers', must complete the departure of the 'Big Six' when they send the withdrawal documents to the company of the Super League.
The Super League did not respond to a request for comment and the league president, who is Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, canceled a planned radio interview.
The league, which was announced on Sunday with 12 founding members, now has three Italian clubs – AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan – plus Perez's Real Madrid alongside Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in Spain.
UEFA, whose elite Champions League competition was at risk with the new league proposal, threatened to ban clubs and players joining the Super League, but its president Aleksander Ceferín had already urged English clubs to rethink the situation again .