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Chelsea to withdraw from The Super League, others to follow (UPDATED) — reports

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One of Florentino Pérez’s infinity stones has backed out

Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

As first reported by Dan Roan, of BBC News, Chelsea FC are drafting up the necessary documents required to withdraw from The (controversial, to say the least) Super League.

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.

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?

UPDATE 2: It’s all collapsing now. Woodward pays the price at Manchester United.

UPDATE 3: Another hammer falls.