Late on Tuesday, the Big Six from the Premier League withdrew from the European Super League. The withdrawal was after there was widespread uproar from different corners of football. All six of the Premier League Clubs issued statements pulling out from the European Super League.
“Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League.” a statement from Manchester City said.
“We made a mistake, and we apologize for it.” the club released a statement on their website. “We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal but let us be clear that the decision to be part of the Super League was driven by our desire to protect Arsenal, the club you love, and to support the game you love through greater solidarity and financial stability.”
“We have listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders. We remain committed to working with others across the football community to come up with sustainable solutions to the long-term challenges facing the game,” Manchester United issued a statement.
Liverpool confirmed their withdrawal saying, “In recent days, the club has received representations from various key stakeholders, both internally and externally, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions.”
“We regret the anxiety and upset caused by the ESL proposal. We felt it was important that our club participated in the development of a possible new structure that sought to better ensure financial fair play and financial sustainability whilst delivering significantly increased support for the wider football pyramid.” Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy told the club’s website.
“We have now had time to consider the matter fully and have decided that our continued participation in these plans would not be in the best interests of the club, our supporters or the wider football community,” Chelsea said in a statement.