The European Super League appears to be over before we even have a chance to start.
Fans across England have been protesting the new tournament since it was officially announced last Sunday, with hundreds of Chelsea fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
The Blues seem to have listened to their supporters as they now plan to withdraw from the European Super League – just like Manchester City.
According to the BBC Simon stone, each member of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ will likely abandon their ship in due course.
But although it has not yet been confirmed that Manchester United will withdraw from the European Super League, Executive Vice President Ed Woodward has officially stepped down from his role, per talkSPORT.
Manchester Evening News’ Samuel Luckhurst said Woodward will remain in his role until the end of 2021, despite his resignation.
Shortly before the news about Woodward emerged, United left-back Luke Shaw posted a passionate statement on Twitter in response to the creation of the European Super League.
“Not a minute has gone by that I haven’t thought about the current situation,” the Englishman wrote on the social media platform.
“I wondered how I could express my opinion without causing problems for my club, which everyone knows I care about.
“I grew up watching the Premier League and the Champions League and fell in love with the sport watching what in my opinion are the two biggest club competitions in the world.
“My ambition was to one day be able to participate in these competitions and part of that determination was to show that with hard work anyone can make these dreams come true and perform on the highest stages.
“There is so much passion for football in the world and I have had the privilege to experience it firsthand, but I fear these changes may impact the sport that I and millions of others love it.
“We have been without supporters in the stadiums for over a year now and I know how much the team and I have missed them in every game. Fans and players must always have a voice and their opinion must always be counted. “
Well said, Luke and we can only hope that a European Super League debacle like this will never happen again.
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