UK PM hails clubs pull back from Super League

The English clubs capitulated under massive pressure from fans, politicians, soccer officials and even British royals who said the Super League would boost the power and wealth of the elite clubs and hurt the game.

"I welcome the decision taken by the six English football teams" Johnson said as he addressed lawmakers in the House of Commons. "The announcement was the right result for football fans, for clubs and communities across the country."

Johnson added that he is looking into what he could do to "promote the role of fans" in the governance of soccer.

The Super League had argued that it would increase revenues to the top clubs and allow them to distribute more money to the rest of the game.

Manchester City were the first to back out of the venture and then Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur announced they were following suit.

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