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European Super League Release Statement After Premier League Teams Pull Out

Mudeet Arora
ESL statement after Premier League clubs' departure
ESL statement after Premier League clubs' departure / Rob Pinney/Getty Images

The European Super League have gone ahead and released an official statement after England's 'big six' quit the controversial project.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal have all decided to back off from the league after major backlash from fans.

The ESL has since been suspended as a result of the Premier League sides withdrawing - with the tournament releasing a statement, claiming the "current system does not work."

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ESL release statement after Premier League teams leave the league / European Super League

In their follow-up statement after the backlash, ESL stated, "We are proposing a new European competition because the existing system does not work. Our proposal is aimed at allowing the sport to evolve while generating resources and stability for the full football pyramid, including helping to overcome the financial difficulties experienced by the entire football community as a result of the pandemic."

The statement continued, "It would also provide materially enhanced solidarity payments to all football stakeholders. Despite the announced departure of the English clubs, forced to take such decisions due (to) the pressure out (put) on them, we are convinced our proposal is fully aligned with European law and regulations as was demonstrated today by a court decision to protect the Super League from third party actions."

Furthermore, "Given the current circumstances, we shall reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always having in mind our goals of offering fans the best experience possible while enhancing solidarity payments for the entire football community."

Inter Milan have also left while AC Milan are reportedly set to quit. But Juventus and the Spanish clubs are still committed to the project.