The English record champions Manchester United have ruled out a second attempt at a European Super League.
“I can assure you that we have learned our lesson and that we are not aiming for a revival of the plans,” said managing director Ed Woodward at a meeting with angry fans. He regrets not having talked to the supporters before making the decision.
United was one of twelve clubs that launched the Super League a week ago. However, after violent protests, it collapsed after only 48 hours. Woodward had already announced during the violent protests that he would be resigning from office at the end of the year after 16 years.
Many United fans are not yet satisfied with this and are also calling for club boss Joel Glazer to resign. The American was scheduled for the Super League as vice-president.
At Manchester United, online hatred against its own players has increased by 350 percent since 2019. The club published this figure on Friday before several clubs, athletes and associations embarked on a four-day social media boycott in protest against online hatred and agitation.
United: Hate against players on the net increased by 350 percent
Clubs from the English Premier League had started the initiative, which should last from April 30th to May 3rd. During this time, no postings will be published on the various social media channels.
The German professional clubs TSG Hoffenheim and FC St. Pauli as well as the European Football Union UEFA announced that they would join the boycott. From Formula 1, record world champion Lewis Hamilton also joined, and the world tennis association ITF also refrains from posting.