Liverpool FC joined 11 other 'Founding Clubs' in forming a breakaway league titled the European Super League just two days ago. The fallout since then, has been unprecedented.
The owners of the clubs who have joined have received pushback from supporters, players, managers and pundits alike. Even Arsene Wenger, who is widely respected in the footballing community, had his say.
Currently FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development, Arsene Wenger spoke to bein sports about the downfall of the league.
“I’m not surprised it didn’t last long. I never believed from the start it would happen. It ignored the basic principles of sporting merit."
The Frenchman admitted that he believed the supporters would never accept it.
"If you ignore that you kill the domestic leagues, so fans would never accept that. Rightly so.”
The former Arsenal man went on to say that England is the best league in the world and what these clubs did is destroying it.
“England has the strongest league in the world. By signing these documents, they were destroying the Premier League. Unbelievable.”
Although the 'big six' clubs in England have received the most scrutiny, they were not the only clubs to join this new league.
AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur were the 12 clubs involved in the formation of the European Super League.
With Chelsea bowing out and the Liverpool FC players speaking up, will the Reds be the next club to leave the European Super League?