Chelsea billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has been left “angry” at how the Super League saga played out as he fears for the damage to his reputation.
Recall Chelsea were one of six Premier League clubs to sign up to the controversial Super League competition. Chelsea were also the first club to back out of the highly controversial Super League plans.
It became apparent that the move was immensely unpopular as authorities within football spoke out against it.
But unrelenting backlash from fans was key as protests were staged outside Stamford Bridge before Chelsea’s draw with Brighton on Tuesday night.
The Sun reported that decision to back out of the Super League had already been made before fans gathered in west London.
Recall the billionaire owner Roman Abramovich no longer attends matches at Stamford Bridge due to visa issues.
Chelsea released a statement late on Tuesday night saying: “As reported earlier this evening, Chelsea Football Club can confirm that it has begun the formal procedures for withdrawal from the group developing plans for a European Super League.
“Having joined the group late last week, we have now had time to consider the matter fully and have decided that our continued participation in these plans would not be in the best interests of the Club, our supporters or the wider football community.”