“Super ridiculous”, “superleak”: the European sports press mocks the stillborn project of the dissident Super League football, which collapsed on Tuesday “like a house of cards” with the withdrawals of half of its twelve founding clubs .
“Super ridiculous,” Madrid daily Marca said on the front page of the Spain-based Super League. “The Super League is exploding”, notes for its part As, another Spanish newspaper, where the Mundo Deportivo, Catalan daily, underlines a “Brexit”, speaking of “the agony of the Super League”.
“Victory for the fans”
“The superleak. The English clubs are leaving, the project is falling apart,” adds the electronic edition of Tuttosport in Italy. The Italian press was particularly virulent on Tuesday. “Stop them”, asked the Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday. It is thus a “singular record” that the Super League has beaten, notes the same Italian daily: since in the space of 48 hours, it succeeded in uniting against it “the political leaders, the European Parliament, the sports institutions, all the international press, tifosi, coaches and players, and even companies that had joined the project “.
More than 48 hours after the launch of this Super League, the project already seems practically doomed, with the withdrawal of the six founding English clubs. “Victory for the fans, the six English clubs withdrew from the European Super League, leaving the tournament in tatters,” notes the British daily Daily Mirror in its electronic edition.
“Legislation MUST be passed so that English football can never again be held to ransom,” the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. “The Super League is faltering as the clubs give in to the anger of the supporters”, also estimates, in its electronic edition, the Times, which also underlines the role of the players, the managers and the policies.