Chelsea were the first team to pull out of the proposed European Super League. They announced the news right after the Brighton game. Before the game, though, there was a massive outrage from fans who had gathered outside Stamford Bridge and were protesting Chelsea’s involvement in the Super League.
Petr Cech had to reason with the fans to let the team bus in. At this point, one must imagine what would happen if stadiums were open. Loud and proud fanbases like that of the Blues would have caused a frenzy like none seen before, to say the least.
Roman Abramovich was the first to say that there has been a mistake. Pep Guardiola was also opposing it in his press conference before the game against Aston Villa. Man City was the second club to get out of the Super League, and they practically spearheaded the collapse of the plan.
Chelsea are content with the board and they are calm and will continue with the same people at the board. The same can be said for Manchester City, who currently top the table and are in the last four of the Champions League, along with the finals of the EFL Cup.
Jordan Henderson called a captains meeting and they decided to not go forth but there is a need to change things in the current format. The Liverpool skipper took to Twitter to voice his opinions, which were echoed by other Premier League players as well.
Arsenal and Tottenham fans went as far as to ask their owners to leave, with protests against Stan Kroenke and Daniel Levy intensifying due to the Super League. They are happy with their position to go against the Super League.
Surprisingly, sporting directors were also targeted due to the club’s involvement in the breakaway tournament. However, this was only to do with owners and not sporting directors. They didn’t know until hours before the announcement.