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Former players, fan groups, celebrities and MPs slate European Super League idea

Gary Neville and Dermot O’Leary

The football world has largely acted with negativity towards the controversial breakaway European Super League.

Here, the PA news agency rounds up the strongest social media reaction to the announcement.

The clubs involved released the news late on Sunday night.

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Four of the six English clubs involved tweeted out the statements – but neither Manchester City or Manchester United did.

Fan groups of all six were quick to voice their disapproval.

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Former players of the clubs also criticised the move.

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As did Manchester City commentator Ian Cheeseman.

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Ander Herrera – whose club Paris St Germain are not signed up – was scathing about the plans.

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Spartak Moscow offered their help to fans of the 12 teams.

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Why not Wellington?

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Bromley offered a new home to disgruntled fans.

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Anyone else read the Wrexham statement in Ryan Reynolds’ voice?

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Who wouldn’t want an away day in Whitby?

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Jeff Stelling was left feeling deflated about it.

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Celebrity fans piled in, too.

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Arsenal’s inclusion did not go down well with a former X-Factor winner.

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Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn had a radical idea to punish the teams involved.

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Footballers from other clubs were not happy.

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Susie Dent likes to keep her ‘word of the day’ topical.

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MPs past and present got involved.

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Amid all the backlash, Kevin Pietersen didn’t understand what all the fuss was about.

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