Less than 48 hours after the announcement of the Chinese Super League, the whole idea of a new elite football game fell apart due to huge pressure from fans, the public, the UAE and Fife and even the state government. The decision of the Chinese Super League shocked the world so much that Uefa, a powerful symbol of corruption and football crime for a long time, looked like an innocent victim of greedy super fanatics.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool withdrew from the Super League on Tuesday night, followed by Inter Milan, Milan and Atletico on Wednesday. The only remaining members of the Chinese Super League are currently Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus. Its boss Andrea Agnelli claims that his mobile phone will not stop ringing, and many clubs want to be part of his project. .
In addition to the club’s resignation, the main news of the day was the appointment of PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi as the head of the European Club Association (ECA), the club’s successor to Agnelli, who resigned on Sunday.
Manchester City Sports Director Ferran Soriano sent an email to every Manchester City fan in which he tried to explain the Manchester City Premier League membership.
“As always, we want to provide the best service to Manchester City, but in the process, we completely ignored the unbreakable connection between fans and the desire to compete. This is essential in Manchester City’s DNA, and the executive board realized that by doing This decision ignores historical value. “We made a mistake and apologized to the fans for their disappointment, frustration and anger in the past 72 hours. The club and all its members will continue to work for the benefit of British and European football. “, Soriano wrote.
“First of all, I want to apologize for the confusion over the past few days. I want to explain to you in person, rather than tell you what happened through the media. The club accepted the invitation of the Super League because it wants to defend its own interests. A club with a philosophy different from ours has fallen into a story, but we cannot afford not to join this company. These clubs are the most important in football, and we want to be one of them when we realize that the Super League will not be like When we wanted to, we decided to retire. I think some fans would disagree with the decision we made, but we are in the best interests of the club president.” wrote that among other things, President Miguel Gill (Miguel Angel Gil).
22:00 Juventus director: this is a rare opportunity
“We firmly believe that the Premier League is a good idea. This is a rare opportunity to help the European football pyramid. All changes are difficult, so it will be difficult, but for some cases, it takes a lot of time. Less. For example, Juventus Sports Director Fabio Paratici said that this is our change. Everyone protested, and then they got used to it.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano announced that Nassel Al-Khelaifi is the new head of ECA (European Club Association). Al-Khelaifi succeeded Juventus President Andreu Agnelli (Andreu Agnelli), who resigned after the establishment of the now bankrupt Super League.
“No one has contacted me about the Super League. I haven’t decided yet. I heard news that Milan will enter the Super League on Sunday night and everyone else is participating. The owner has already decided, not me. I am the head of the club, I am not saying: “I don’t know anything about it. Nevertheless, I want to apologize to the fans. This is a misunderstanding, and we must learn a lesson. Maldini
Osasuna and Valencia compete in the 31st round of the Spanish Champions League.
Before the start, they lay on the lawn together in T-shirts with the words “Beat this! Football belongs to the fans.”
The owner of Manchester United, Joel Glazer, wrote an open letter to fans.
“In the past few days, we have witnessed the great enthusiasm brought by football and the loyalty of the fans to this great club. You clearly expressed your opposition to the Super League, and we have listened to your opinion. We made a mistake. , We want to prove that we can solve the problem. I know that scarring takes some time. I personally strive to build trust with fans and learn from your beliefs. We are deeply sorry for that. This is the largest football club in the world, We apologize unreservedly for the turmoil caused in the past few days. It is important for us to correct this.”
Four-time Champions League champion Ajax joked about the idea of the Super League. On Twitter, the Dutch joked that they were not good enough to invite them to join. This is their comment on this situation.