The six English teams that signed the Super League agreement have announced that they are abandoning the project: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham put aside the controversial European football initiative after protests from their own fans.
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The Spanish and Italian teams have announced their intention to continue, despite the discomfort it has also generated among football fans in their respective countries. Milan, Atlético de Madrid, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus and Real Madrid remain in the project for the moment.
Manchester City go first
The Super League, which brought together the twelve most important teams in Europe, begins to collapse with only two days of life.
The first team to retire was the Manchester City, captained by Pep Guardiola, who had rejected the project: “Sport is not sport when there is no relationship between effort and reward, “he told the media. The rest of the English teams announced their withdrawal during the night of Tuesday.
Criticisms against rich clubs
Since the project was made public on Sunday night, many critical voices have emerged, who denounce the “secession” of the richest clubs and the problems that the Super League will generate for the most modest.
The new tournament has drawn criticism from governments, its own national leagues, football associations, UEFA and fans around the world.
For his part, Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid and one of the main drivers of the project, argued that the Super League was necessary to avoid the ruin of football.
The launch of the Super League has already had the first judicial consequence in Spain: the Mercantile Court 17 of Madrid adopted this Tuesday very precautionary measures to prevent any action that prevents the implementation of the project.