Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid could be expelled from the Champions League by the end of the week following the announcement of a European Super League – prompting many Sky Blues to react as this news emerges.
The three Champions League semi-finalists are among 12 founder members of the breakaway competition, with fellow ESL clubs Arsenal and Manchester United vying for glory in the final four of the Europa League.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has already outlined his intentions to stop European Super League players representing their national teams, and UEFA executive committee member Jesper Moller – also head of the Danish FA – wants to see the clubs “thrown out” of this season’s continental competition.
Speaking to Danish broadcaster DR, Moller said: “There is an extraordinary executive meeting on Friday where I expect the 12 clubs to be thrown out.
“I think that we, who love football, have had it. Someone has to draw the line and find out which way the clubs should go. We owe it to our fans and everyone who loves football.
“The clubs should be thrown out and I expect it to happen on Friday. Then we will see how the Champions League will finish. I don’t think they can do it to the fans and to everyone who loves football.
During the weekend, some people negotiated with the other side, which is not fair to the president of UEFA and those who have spent time on the Champions League model in the past years.
“They can’t do that. There have to be some consequences, and, this time, I think there will be.”
Paris Saint-Germain are the only team left in the Champions League not involved in the original ESL plans, while Arsenal and Man United are due to take on Villarreal and Roma respectively in the Europa League semi-finals.
In reaction to the news shared on Twitter by Man City Xtra, many Sky Blues have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
You can find some of their reactions from Twitter below.
Hard to say it but well deserved.— ً (@1GMCFC) April 18, 2021
Kick us out, won’t complain one bit. 👍— . (@mcfcdante1) April 18, 2021
I honestly wouldn't care. Feel betrayed— Mike 🇭🇰 (@TheCartel14) April 18, 2021
Kick us all out.— Jake (@JakeXCVIII) April 18, 2021
So we will never have won it, great…— Dominic Murphy (@DominicMurphy97) April 18, 2021
Hurts but yeah we rightfully should be..why do we want to win something that we dont value and want— Cityzennn (@thecityzensfc) April 18, 2021