The European Super League collapsed just after 48 hours from its official announcement. After strong protest from fans worldwide, Manchester City and Chelsea were the first clubs to pull out from the ESL, followed by the other Premier League clubs, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Later, Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Italian side Inter Milan also withdrew from the European Super League. The clubs released official statements confirming their withdrawals. However, AC Milan, Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid were still in it, even though the chance of the Super League happening now is nil.
Premier League is now set to bring in new owners’ rule to stop a repeat of the European Super League. Premier League said it is “determined” to “hold those clubs accountable for their decisions and actions”. It said: “We and the FA are pursuing these objectives quickly and appropriately, consulting with fans and government.”
The Premier League said: “The actions of a few clubs cannot be allowed to create such division and disruption. We are determined to establish the truth of what happened and hold those clubs accountable for their decisions and actions.”
The Football Association added: “We wrote to all of the clubs to formally request all relevant information and evidence regarding their participation. Once we have the required information, we will consider what appropriate steps to take.”
The Premier League said: “The events of the last two weeks have challenged the foundations and resolve of English football. These measures are designed to stop the threat of breakaway leagues in the future.”
The Premier League also said it “recognises the strength of feeling” among fans but urged protests to remain peaceful.