Date: 23rd April 2021 at 2:41pm
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As football appears to be coming out of the other side of a frightening and turbulent week, new stories regarding the ‘big six’s’ involvement continue to emanate every day. 

Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have all had to consume what is perhaps the biggest slice of humble pie in sporting history, after they all signed up to breakaway from the Premier League and join the now suspended ‘European Super League’, only to embarrassingly pull out of the farce just days later.

New bridges are trying to be built between the clubs and their furious fan bases, with Manchester City personally emailing all supporters to apologise for signing up to the division, while Liverpool owner John Henry sent a grovelling apology to Liverpool fans in a video shared across social media.

One of the biggest surprises was controversial Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward resigning from his position at the Red Devils, as the 49-year-old allegedly left his post after he did not agree with the club’s joining of the Super League.

Woodward has been in his position at Old Trafford since 2012.

However, a report from Sky Sports News claims a Premier League club chief-executive described this claim as “laughable” citing Woodward was involved in the project “from day one”.

After it was reported on Sunday night that United were one of the 12 clubs to form the breakaway division alongside Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid and the rest of the ‘big six’, The Red Devils left the European Club Association and Woodward swiftly resigned from his roles within UEFA.

Woodward was also singled out for criticism by UEFA President Alexander Ceferin who described him and many others as “snakes” and “liars”.

While the European Super League has, for now, been consigned to history, the stink and the resentment arisen within the last few days will linger for a very long time.

 
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