European Super League: Europe’s newspapers respond with JOY to the withdrawal of Big Six English clubs
“BREXIT” … “They have shrunk!” The European newspapers react with joy as the withdrawal of the English Big Six signals the END of the Super League
- The Super League is SUSPENDED after Big Six all retired to a dramatic night
- Chelsea fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge and staged a mass protest
- The Blues soon withdrew, as did Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs
- Europe’s sports newspapers focused on the broken plans on their covers today
- Spanish sports newspaper Sports world headline with ‘BREXIT’ while Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport described it as a ‘Super getaway!’
European media rejoiced Wednesday morning after the controversial plans of the European Super League were shattered Sports world Boldly headlined with ‘BREXIT’ after all of England’s ‘Big Six’ have withdrawn their membership.
Chelsea fans staged a massive protest outside Stamford Bridge and The Blues and Manchester City began the process of killing the rebel league less than 48 hours after launch by withdrawing, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all in the end followed.
The Super League proposal was the brainchild of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, whose dreams were shattered on Tuesday night.
Spanish sports newspaper World came down hard on the 74-year-old director and headliner with ‘BREXIT’ on their front page this morning alongside ‘Super League agony – the English clubs are leaving Florentino’s project’ while AS stated: ‘England is blowing up the Super League!’
The Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo responded with the headline ‘BREXIT’ on their front page
Spanish newspaper AS headlined: ‘England blows up the Super League’ (left) while SPORT said: ‘The Super League is collapsing’ (right)
Marca ran with the headline ‘Super Ridiculous’ in response to the dramatic night of events
Another Spanish newspaper, SPORT, simply put, ‘The Super League is collapsing’ on a night of high drama in England that had repercussions across the continent.
World added that the project was now ‘on the verge of death’, and Barcelona would vote their involvement with members.
Meanwhile, Brand ran with the headline “Super Ridiculous” after the dramatic night of events, stating that “Florentino’s project failed in 48 hours.”
The Madrid-based newspaper adds that ‘pressure from the English fans, soccer cries for the people, is toppling it’, with the outlet now predicting ‘problems’ for the Spanish trio Real, Barca and Atletico.
Throughout Italy, Gazzetta dello Sport described it as a ‘Super getaway!’ when the plan of the 12 clubs involved ‘crumbled’.
It adds that Perez and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli are now very isolated, with Italian Football Association president Gabriele Gravina taking a hard line against the rebel clubs of Juve, Inter and AC Milan.
Corriere dello Sport similarly with the headline ‘It’s collapsing!’, describing Tuesday’s events as a ‘shock’ and insisting that Barça and Atletico are now also ‘wobbling’.
Meanwhile, the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport described it as a ‘Super getaway!’ (left) while Corriere dello Sport similarly headlined with ‘It’s collapse! (Turn right)
Tuttosport boldly headlined “They’re crumbled!” next to a photo of protesting Chelsea fans
They said it was a ‘day of surprises’, with Agnelli admitting that the ESL was ‘forced to change’.
Over at Tuttosport they also said: “They have crumbled!” and insist that AC Milan has also thrown in the towel.
Elsewhere, the famous French sports newspaper The team has relegated the Super League to the top emphatically. Instead, they splash with the headline ‘This is football’ alongside a photo of fourth division amateurs Rumilly Vallieres celebrating after reaching the French Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over the second tier Toulouse. About the Super League was the headline ‘The Premier League buries the Super League’.
Portuguese paper The ball created a striking image of a tombstone next to the ‘RIP Superliga’ headline, highlighting how quickly the escape died by including the dates of its two-day lifespan.
The French newspaper ‘L’Equipe’ said: ‘This is football’ (left) while the Portuguese newspaper A Bola simply said ‘RIP Superliga’ next to a tombstone (right)