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Gerard Pique on ESL: “Football belongs to the fans”

Wed 21 April 2021 | 10:28

It was pronounced on Sunday that a new European Super League was created and the founding members were Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Milan, Arsenal, Chelsea, Inter, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was appointed as the ESL’s first president.

Many threats were posed on Tuesday.

Chelsea

fans protested against the project by gathering outside Stamford Bridge, while

Manchester City

announced that they will start withdrawing their membership. Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte then posted tweets about it.

Manchester United

chairman, Ed Woodward, resigned from his post and will depart when 2021 ends. There have also been speculations surrounding Andrea Agnelli offering a resignation to

Juventus

.

Liverpool

players took it to social media to declare their opposition to the ESL.

Many believed

Atletico

left the project but the claims were denied, while reports showed that Joan Laporta wanted

Barcelona

socios to approve their entry before confirming it. El Partidazo de Cope stated that both Barcelona and Atletico are in the project following a meeting the 12 clubs had and only City left.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the future of the ESL depends on the English clubs following City’s departure. Paul Gilmour then confirmed that all six Premier League clubs would withdraw.

Gerard Pique

then made a statement.

“Football belongs to the fans,”

he said.

“Today more than ever

.”


source: SportMob

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