According to widespread reports on Tuesday night, FOUR of the 12 founding members behind the European Super League look all set to pull out.
The BBC have confirmed that both Chelsea and Man City are filing for withdrawal – two of the ‘big six’ who’d initially agreed to join the grotesque breakaway league.
PA News Agency also claim that Atletico Madrid are also set to leave, while Barcelona chief Joan Laporta has confirmed that they too won’t be joining unless their socios vote for it – and it’s safe to say they will not.
Hopefully these U-turn will continue the domino effect and see this European Super League halted before it’s even begun – although I suspect it’s already all but over just 48 hours on from it being announced!
PSG, Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, Porto and Ajax all refusing to join sent out a clear enough message, but it’s extremely damning and a huge win for football that FOUR of the 12 founding members look set to pull out.
How much longer can these power-hungry billionaires continue to push this while the walls are caving in around them?
Four down, eight to go.
UPDATE* – Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal have since released statements confirming they are out. It’s over.