Fan power at full blast as European Super League hits buffers


Fans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have been devastated by their club’s decision to join the European Super League (ESL).

Many fans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration and their efforts appear to have paid off, with Chelsea and Man City already having doubts about the breakaway.

A survey carried out by Compare.bet has now shown the strength of sentiment, fans of the “Big Six” united in their disgust at the proposals.

The study examined more than 319,000 tweets between April 17 and 20, which tagged each club’s official Twitter account. The results were as follows:

Team

Negative tweets

Positive tweets

Neutral tweets

Liverpool

80%

9%

11%

Arsenal

79%

ten%

11%

Tottenham

79%

ten%

11%

Manchester city

77%

14%

9%

Manchester United

76%

13%

11%

Chelsea

73%

14%

13%

After analyzing 319,489 tweets on the official accounts of all clubs, it was revealed that Liverpool fans were the most angry with the announcement.

A whopping 80% of all tweets aimed at the club were in a negative tone.

The second most disgruntled were Arsenal fans. The analysis found that 79% of all tweets sent to the club were negative.

Spurs fans posted the same percentage of negative tweets as their Arsenal counterparts, although the Gunners tally came from double the number of tweets.

Fans of City, United and Chelsea were also extremely unhappy with the proposed breakaway, and the pressure they exerted appears to have paid off.

It remains to be confirmed that ESL has officially collapsed, but it’s only a matter of time before that happens.

Read: Chelsea consider withdrawing from European Super League.

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