21:50 GMT12 May 2021
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    Less than a week after the European Super League was announced, over half of the football clubs that established it have parted ways with the tournament.

    The fate of the recently created European Super League, which has since been ditched by many of its founding members, has been mocked on social media.

    As netizens joked about the tournament’s nosedive before a ball has even kicked, some of them used a scene from “The Simpsons” to illustrate their point, with one person quipping that it "sums it up perfectly."

    And while a number of people chose different stills from the show, “The Simpsons appeared really popular among those commenting on the Super League issue.

    Last weekend, 12 prominent European football clubs – AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Tottenham Hotspur – announced the creation of the ESL.

    On Tuesday evening, however, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester United had backed out following a backlash from FIFA, UEFA, fans, managers, and pundits alike. 

    And on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan followed suit by abandoning the league. 

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