After Chelsea got cold feet, it seems all Premier League clubs, aka the ‘Big Six’ will withdraw from Super League.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Chelsea were the six English clubs participating in Super League. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus were the other six clubs, from Spain and Italy.
On Tuesday, Chelsea fans blocked the road to Stamford Bridge in protest against their club’s involvement in Super League. This made Chelsea immediately rethink their decision and they became the first to back out on Tuesday night.
After Chelsea’s withdrawal, Manchester City were also prey to second thoughts and wished to quit the new league.
Soon after, on Tuesday night itself, news broke that all six Premier League clubs will opt out as Founding Clubs. So, in the near future, the Big Six will withdraw from Super League.
They are now implying that the new league is a fever dream of only some certain fanatics. All the other clubs may have joined for the starting funds which they could use during this financially trying pandemic.
There are now rumors that Atletico, Inter Milan, and Barcelona also wish to withdraw. Juventus, after a major resignation, may leave the Super League soon too.