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European Super League dream crumbling as Chelsea, Man City and other clubs ‘leave’

The European Super League nightmare looks over before it even got going, with clubs pulling out of the controversial breakaway competition on Tuesday evening with senior club officials under pressure.

Chelsea fans took it upon themselves to protest the decision outside Stamford Bridge before tonight’s clash with Brighton, which forced a delayed kick-off as Petr Cech tried to calm things down.

And as the scenes unfolded in west London, the Blues pulled out of the competition which has attracted so much criticism in recent days – with Manchester City following suit by also ditching the new project as well.

Pep Guardiola had been critical of the plans earlier on Tuesday and his bosses soon pulled the plug and opted out of the £4.6bn breakaway, with fans awaiting comment from Manchester United and Arsenal.

Football supporters demonstrate against the proposed European Super League outside of Stamford Bridge

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Sources also suggest Atletico Madrid are ready to pull the plug, leaving the competition hanging by a thread.

No Italian clubs have left as of yet but fans of Serie A football have also voiced their opinion about the tournament, with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli being widely criticised by fans.

Reports suggest the 12 planned European Super League clubs were set to hold a meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the ongoing situations.

Florentino Perez is the driving force behind the new European Super League
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Guardiola had said: “If you ask me [why] these teams have been selected, I don’t know the reason why.

“It is not a sport where the relation between the effort and the success, the effort and the reward, does not exist.

“It is not a sport where success is already guaranteed or it is not a sport when it doesn’t matter where you lose.

Super League chairman Florentino Perez has not yet backed down from plans
(Image: Getty Images)

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