By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Two English Premier League giants, Chelsea FC and Manchester City have become the latest clubs considered to withdraw from the newly formed European Super League(ESL), the British media has reported.
According to BBC Sports, Man City have withdrawn from the ESL, while Chelsea is also said to be ready to quit the newly formed competition.
This comes after both teams had previously concurred with the idea to join the new competition, two days ago.
The Blues and the Citizens were announced amongst England’s top six clubs who agreed to join the league, alongside Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool.
A total of 12 European teams with 6 from England, 3 from Spain and 3 from Italy announced their intention to join together with the hope to establish a new midweek competition which is not the popularly known UEFA Champions League competition.
Spanish giants, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are the ones from La Liga, whilst from the Italian Seria A there is Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
However, the newly formed league is already facing a lot of criticism particularly from the British media.
A number of football authorities together with football pundits have also condemned the ESL.
Uk government ministers, Uefa and Leagues associations together with some parts of Europe have disagreed with the ideal of the Super League.
Meanwhile, almost 1,000 Chelsea supporters gathered outside the team’s home ground Stamford Bridge before their team played Brighton in a EPL fixture Tuesday night.
This was in protest with the club’s decision to be involved in the ESL.
To add on, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson also criticised this development and reportedly met with Football Association, Premier League Officials and fans representatives, indicating to them that the government will come up with any means including the legislator to ensure the proposal is ceased.