In an unprecedented moment for European football, 12 of Europe’s top clubs announced breakaway European Super League, a new mid-week competition by the founding clubs of England, Spain and Italy. The 12 founding clubs include – 6 teams of Premier League namely Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, along with teams from Spain including Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. It also has three teams of Italy – Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan. Three more clubs are expected to join which will commence ‘as soon as practicable’ with Florentino Perez, President of Real Madrid the man behind this and the first chairman of the League. Reacting to this UEFA, European football’s governing body warned clubs linked to the breakaway Super League that they will face domestic and international ban, if they set up a rival to the existing Champions League.
The Super League announced pic.twitter.com/nAooYowBZ3
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) April 18, 2021
Checkout how fans and sports experts from all over the world reacted to this Super League news:
The world is reacting to this news with rage and fans are furious about this decision.
Furious to be honest with you. Such a brazen attempt to shield yourself from consequence, but then to portray yourself as some sort of patron of the game at the same time? It is rare too witness such brass necked cowardice.
— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) April 18, 2021
Some also find this move to be extremely embarrassing for the football world, given the reputation the founding clubs hold.
— N Raghav🇮🇳 (@NRaghav8) April 19, 2021
I’ll support United until I die but if this #ESL actually goes ahead forget about it. That is not my club and it never will be. Can’t believe my eyes today, embarrassing stuff for all clubs involved. #NoToEuropeanSuperLeague
— Mark O'Connor (@_markoconnor_) April 18, 2021
The Busby Babes perished on search of European glory…. now look at us, running away for the UCL in search of money. EMBARRASSING. I am done with this club if this goes ahead, the club is too far gone.
— Shane Crawford (@ShaneCrawford97) April 18, 2021
On the other hand, others are mocking some of the founding clubs to not be able to perform in their domestic and international league, yet laying the foundations of a new one.
Amazing… @ManUtd too scared of their own fans' reaction to even tweet the announcement
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) April 18, 2021
You really know something is wrong when fans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Tottenham all agree on something and hate the super league! #NoToSuperLeague
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) April 18, 2021
Haven’t qualified for the Champions League since 2016-2017 🤮 https://t.co/cFfnwOCJsD
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) April 18, 2021
People also took a dig towards the branding and logo to criticize the Super League
The Super League logo pic.twitter.com/eVzD99KD3Z
— Jimmy (@EntireDesign_) April 18, 2021
There's heaps absolutely wrong and disgusting about the Super League.
But imagine promising "a new chapter for European football, ensuring world-class competition and facilities" while *THIS* is the best you could do with your branding 🙃 pic.twitter.com/Gl4kweD2oZ
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 18, 2021