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DON’T FORGET: Fans want to go further than stopping Super League

 

Football fans have protested and prevented the formation of a European Super League but this is just the beginning of forcing change in the sport.

Ever since the announcement on Sunday evening, the backlash was strong across social media.

The most important people in football are the fans and they all showed and voiced their disapproval of what UEFA described as a "disgraceful proposal".

Manchester United supporters confronted their club at its training ground and held discussions with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Liverpool fans flocked to Anfield to hang banners showing their disgust at the move. Their team felt the wrath of fans as they travelled to Elland Road to face Leeds United.

Fans on our network have told of their thoughts as the proposed Super League falls apart.

 

Super League: what happened

 

The plans for the new breakaway league began to filter out on Sunday evening but as of Tuesday night, they were done.

12 clubs including six English teams were due to form a new league to replace the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona all signed up from Spain. Italian side AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan also agreed to be a part of the new league.

However, protests from supporters along with disapproval from governing bodies, governments and even players themselves halted the move.

Manchester City and Chelsea were the first English clubs to announce their plans to withdraw from the Super League.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was pictured outside Stamford Bridge ahead of their game with Brighton.

He asked gathered supporters to give them time. Less than an hour later, Chelsea's intentions began to filter out.

Soon, the other four would follow suit and confirm they too would abandon the new breakaway league.

Apologies to fans came from most of the English clubs, including a controversial letter from United owner Joel Glazer and a much-debated video from Liverpool's John W. Henry.

However, the Super League statement following the departure of England's 'big six' left the door open for another crack at it in the future.


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