Prominents in the football world have responded positively to the decision of the six Premier League clubs to relinquish their place in the Super League.
Due to massive criticism from fans in particular, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Liverpool withdrew.
"We are pleased that clubs have withdrawn as the plans for the Super League threatened the entire football pyramid," said the English Football Association.
"The football world is unanimous against a closed league. This could have caused division, but in the end it united us."
Boris Johnson is also positive as the Premier League clubs have changed their minds.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was one of the first to speak out firmly against the controversial Super League, which was announced on the night from Sunday to Monday.
"This is the right choice for the football fans, the clubs and the population across the country. We must continue to protect our valuable national sport," said Johnson, who said on Monday that the Super League "is very damaging and harmful. touches national football to the heart ”.
Due to the exodus of the Premier League clubs, only six of the twelve founders are left: FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Internazionale, Juventus and AC Milan.
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Manchester City was the first of the six English superpowers to withdraw.
The 'Citizens' could already count on compliments from UEFA chairman Aleksander Ceferin, who did not have a good word for the Super League clubs earlier this week.
"Manchester City has shown to be sensible and to listen to the many opinions. Especially those of the fans," said Ceferin.
"It takes courage to admit a mistake, but I never doubted they had the common sense to make that decision."
Manchester United icon and analyst Rio Ferdinand is particularly relieved and still angry.
"Teams are finally coming to their senses and leaving the Super League. Football is and will always be the fans', but the supporters were not thought of at all. A shame."
The question now is what the remaining six clubs are doing now that half of the original twelve clubs have left the project.
Arsène Wenger, former Arsenal manager and now working at FIFA as football development chief, believes the elite tournament will never get off the ground.
"I am not surprised that it will not last long, because from the first moment I had my doubts about it. The Super League ignores the basic principles of a competition and that is deadly for the national leagues. Fans do not accept this. and that is their right, "said the Frenchman.