Executive’s apology at training had Premier League stars laughing ‘in disbelief’
The threat of the European Super League seems to be over: or, at least it is, for now.
However, the bridges that had been burnt between the playing squad and boardroom are now having to be rebuilt at the 'Big Six' – according to Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol.
He tweeted: "Executives from [the] six breakaway clubs have been saying sorry to their own players.
"One exec received a frosty reception when he arrived at his club’s training ground to apologise to his first-team squad. Players’ reaction was a mixture of anger, disbelief and, in some cases, laughter."
It remains unclear which club he was speaking about.
Jurgen Klopp revealed – in his post-match press conference against Leeds – that he had been left out of the loop.
He said: "We were not involved in any processes, not the players not me, we didn't know about it."
And that relationship between the boardroom and playing squad has been severed at all the clubs in the 'Big Six'.
Some players have been very vocal in their opposition to be the European Super League, and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson put out the following statement.
It read: "We don't like it and we don't want it to happen. This is our collective position.
"Our commitment to this football club and its supporters is absolute and unconditional. You'll Never Walk Alone."
Whilst Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne, had this to say on his Twitter: "I've represented the Belgian, German and English leagues, and also proudly represented my country. I have worked and competed against everybody trying to win the ultimate.
"But the most important word in this is COMPETING."
Executives from the six breakaway clubs have spent the past week trying to say sorry to their own players and managers as well as other clubs.
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