An English big six club that signed up for the European Super League is reportedly already considering withdrawing from the competition following the huge backlash.
News of the European Super League broke on Sunday night with the 12 ‘Founding Clubs’ each releasing a statement announcing the new breakaway competition and its format.
The backlash was instant with fans, pundits and players all voicing their concerns on social media.
FIFA, UEFA, The FA and the Premier League have all released statements condemning the proposal, with the threat of fines, bans, relegation and even expulsion from international competition, hanging over the heads of both clubs and players.
UEFA has left the door open for any club that wishes to U-turn.
But the Super League is confident each founding club is committed to the new system, with a number of key personnel involved in the proposal standing down from their roles with UEFA.
According to The Times, one club is perhaps less committed than the others and is allegedly considering a U-turn.
The club hasn’t been named, but it is believed that some of its executives didn’t anticipate the severity of the backlash and are now having second thoughts in regards to alienating fans.
Super League president Florentino Perez spoke to the media on Monday night, where he claimed the 12 clubs have signed “binding contracts”.
This puts the club that has allegedly got cold feet in a very difficult situation.
“We all signed on Saturday,” Perez told El Chiringuito. “Anyone, to leave? No, it is binding. They do not leave. We are all going to negotiate together.
“The English are most upset because anyone could think that the Premier League was going to disappear. Those who do not want to lose their privileges have said that.”