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European Soccer Super League Plans May Get The Boot

Well, so much for the idea of a European soccer Super League. The whole concept, announced Sunday, is already on the brink of collapse.

But from the sounds of things, soccer fans from all over the globe aren’t too disappointed about it.

Per the New York Times, both Chelsea and Manchester City were preparing to withdraw for the new league. And Chelsea was a founding member. So … so much for that idea.

“The Super League, an alliance of a dozen of the world’s best, richest and most popular teams, would have redrawn soccer’s structures and economics, and brought about one of the largest redistributions of wealth in sports history by funneling billions of dollars to a handful of clubs who would become permanent members of a new elite competition,” the Times wrote. “Some of the biggest brands in soccer — including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus — were to be part of the league.”

But after some serious internal revolt, political threats and good ol’ freaking out by fans, the proposed league of soccer powers isn’t so super after all.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Sam, you gave this story a weird twist: “Soccer fans aren’t too disappointed about it.”

    Soccer fans were furious. There was near rioting outside of Stamford Bridge (Chelsea). This was an outrage of epic proportions, dude. And, it is HUGE that the fans and players prevailed over elite owners. HUGE.

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