In an incredible turn of events, all 12 so-called founding clubs of the two-day-old Super League have been on a call on Tuesday evening looking for an exit strategy following the vociferous protests against the breakaway competition.

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The story has developed and moved at a ridiculous pace since the closed-doors competition was announced late on Sunday night, and Chelsea became the first club to dramatically begin drawing up plans to pull out of the proposals.

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Chelsea and Man City have begun preparations to leave the Super League
Chelsea and Man City have begun preparations to leave the Super League | ADRIAN DENNIS/Getty Images

The story has developed and moved at a ridiculous pace since the closed-doors competition was announced late on Sunday night, and Chelsea became the first club to dramatically begin drawing up plans to pull out of the proposals.

That decision was seemingly forced by a fan protest outside Stamford Bridge ahead of the Blues’ Premier League meeting with Brighton in west London on Tuesday night.

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Chelsea supporters protest outside the ground | ADRIAN DENNIS/Getty Images

Hundreds of Chelsea supporters lined the Fulham Road to protest the club’s decision to join the Super League, blocking the team bus from reaching the stadium.

Club legend and technical director Petr Cech even went out into the hoards of angry protesters to remonstrate with them and ask that they let the coach pass.

Soon after it was revealed that Chelsea had started drawing up plans to back out of the proposals, sparking wild celebrations among the protesters.

It has now been revealed that all 12 of the founding clubs have been in crisis talks as they desperately seek an exit strategy from the much-maligned plans.

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According to The Telegraph’s Sam Wallace, representatives from Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have been on a call to find a way out, having ‘heard the fans’.

Man City became the second club to begin preparations to withdraw from the Super League, with multiple reports circulating that Man Utd, Tottenham, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will soon follow suit.

More to follow…

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By SIR KENN

SIR KENN is an on-air personality and a blogger.

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