The involvement of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham in plans to form a European Super League has ended, the clubs said.
After Chelsea and Manchester City pulled out earlier in the evening, the four remaining clubs all followed suit to end a 48 tumultuous hours for the match. The quartet all announced on Tuesday night that they would no longer participate in the controversial league, with Arsenal in fact apologizing.
The Gunners tweeted: “As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over the past few days, we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League.
“We made a mistake and we apologize for it.”
Liverpool issued a brief statement just before 11pm announcing the club’s withdrawal.
The statement read: “Liverpool Football Club can confirm that our involvement in the proposed plans to form a European Super League has been discontinued.
“In recent days, the club has received representations from various key stakeholders, both internal and external, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions.
Manchester United did the same: “Manchester United will not participate in the European Super League.
“We have listened intently to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders.
“We remain committed to working with other members of the football community to find lasting solutions to the long-term challenges facing football.”
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Levy reveals Tottenham’s regret
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said he regretted the “anxiety and upheaval” caused by confirming that the club had “officially started procedures to withdraw from the group developing proposals for a European Super League (ESL) “.
Levy said in a statement, “We regret the angst and upheaval caused by ESL’s proposal.
“We felt it was important for our club to participate in the development of a possible new structure that seeks to better ensure financial fair play and financial sustainability while providing significantly increased support to the wider football pyramid. .
“We believe that we should never stand still and that the sport should constantly review competitions and governance to ensure that the game we all love continues to evolve and excite fans around the world.
“We would like to thank all the supporters who presented their thoughtful opinions.”