clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Reports: Chelsea & Manchester City Set to Withdraw From Proposed European Super League

New, comments

In like a lion out like a lamb.

Fans Respond To News Of Football Super League Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images

Less than 24 hours after rocking the footballing world to its core, the proposed European Super League—a cadre of 12 of the wealthiest clubs in the sport—appears to be falling apart at the seams after waves of fan protests, petitions, and demonstrations outside football grounds in Europe—London in particular.

While the story is very much developing, multiple sources are reporting that both Chelsea and Manchester City are currently drawing up paperwork to formally withdraw from the European Super League.

With thousands of Chelsea supporters gathering outside Stamford Bridge to protest the club's decision to join the Super League, and former club legend and current administrator Petr Cech pleading for patience, the club is reportedly set to withdraw from the Super League less than a day after it was formally announced.

And, literally within minutes of that update, their English compatriots, Manchester City, reportedly followed suit:

With City and Chelsea reportedly out of the picture, that leaves only 10 clubs in the Super League, who are now reduced to only four English clubs: Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, and Liverpool. The big six Premiership clubs were believed to be the lynchpin in the entire operation, so this could very well spell a swift and decisive blow to the Super League.

It's been a mad capped 72 hours, but we'll continue to pass along updates as they become available.