BREAKING— Dan Roan (@danroan) April 20, 2021
I understand Chelsea are now preparing documentation to request withdrawing from the ESL
This decision comes fresh off the pre-match protests from thousands of Chelsea fans, who have completely filled up Fulham Road outside of Stamford Bridge, blocking traffic.
Roman Abramovich decided Chelsea could not go ahead with joining the ESL and, together with the board, he gave the green light for the club to start preparing documentation to pull out.— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) April 20, 2021
As things stand, Chelsea will be the first of the previously announced “Dirty Dozen” twelve clubs to withdraw from The Super League. Chelsea were reportedly one of the last to join, lest we be left behind by the rest of the “Big Six” in the Premier League, but it seems like we’re ready to do the “right thing”.
One would expect further dominoes to fall once Chelsea make this official, with Manchester City likely to follow shortly.
In fact, reports are already starting to come in along those lines.
Over to you, galaxy brain Florentino Perez. (And the rest.)
UPDATE: Atlético Madrid are next. Barcelona, too?
It's not just the English teams rapidly pulling out... senior sources at Atletico Madrid tell me they are OUT, too.— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) April 20, 2021
Laporta: “Barcelona will NOT join the Super League until our socios vote for it. It's their club, so it's their decision."— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 20, 2021
UPDATE 2: It’s all collapsing now. Woodward pays the price at Manchester United.
BREAKING: Ed Woodward has resigned as chairman of Manchester United.— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 20, 2021
Woodward’s decision comes after the backlash over the European Super League.
- talkSPORT sources understand
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UPDATE 3: Another hammer falls.
Agnelli resigning from Juventus.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 20, 2021
Told there is immense pressure on Florentino Perez too.