It appears Chelsea are out of the European Super League, and they’re bringing the whole stinking edifice down with them.
The house of cards was always reliant on total unity and strength to survive, and removing a cornerstone like Chelsea so early on would always bring it crashing down.
The Blues are pulling out, clearly due to the venomous reaction from fans, and the opposite reaction to their withdrawal has been just as positive.
Across social media, Chelsea fans – with a heavy tone of irony – are celebrating the fact they’ve “saved football” this time, having been accused of ruining it for so many years.
OK, it’s not as good as refusing to join, but being the first to admit your mistake is worth some credit – or at least worth a smaller share of the opprobrium than everyone else.
You can see a selection of the reaction embedded here:
Understand #CFC decided the #SuperLeague had just become too toxic and was damaging the club’s reputation. They signed contracts described as binding in order to join it. Now in process of trying to rip them up. Shambles #CHEBHA
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) April 20, 2021
A few Chelsea fans have made some of the biggest institutions in world sport crumble in a few minutes. Don’t EVER tell me that the supporters aren’t the most important factors in football.
— Kenneth (@NiceGuyKenny) April 20, 2021
Absolutely stirring scenes here, the noise. People loving it pic.twitter.com/BnoNnGtvks
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 20, 2021
The last few days as a Chelsea fan pic.twitter.com/rfViHqGwrx
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) April 20, 2021
Nahh who made this 😭 pic.twitter.com/FgJAkqyx9m
— BlueTweetsFC™ (@BlueTweetsFC) April 20, 2021
Football supporters out there saving football… #FootballFamily pic.twitter.com/YybGQJw5yG
— WE ARE THE SHED (@WeAre_TheShed) April 20, 2021
Turns out JP Morgan and billions in the bank are no match for legacy fans…Full video from the Stamford Bridge…