It has been a whirlwind day, so I thought I’d round up a number of points that probably got lost in amongst all the madness.

The European Super League - Arsenal
The European Super League – Arsenal

The founders of the European Super League, who are worth a combined gazillion pounds, will borrow the money to fund the new league from JP Morgan.

They have also committed to the new league for 23 years:

So that will be 23 years of their players not playing at the Euros or World Cup, although it remains to be seen how well this will stand up to the inevitable legal challenges set to follow from both sides:

Probably should have just been racist, then they would have been allowed to play.

The European Super League clubs have already begun talks with the likes of Amazon, Facebook, and Disney over broadcast rights which you will be expected to pay for with your cash or soul, depending on the platform.

Clubs would, however, have the right to show four games a season on their own platforms.

The other 14 clubs in the Premier League are set to hold ‘crisis’ talks on Tuesday to work out what their next move will be.

Contrary to earlier reports, Stan Kroenke will not be a vice-chairman of the new European Super League.

The players and manager were, it seems, kept in the dark before the announcement:

Tottenham Hotspur sacked Jose Mourinho less than a week before their League Cup final and it had absolutely, positively nothing to do with the European Super League, honest guv’nor.

Bayern Munich’s coach, Hansi Flick, told the club he wants his contract terminated at the end of the season, although it’s not clear if that is related. There are rumours that he would like the German national job. Bayern Munich have declined the chance to join the European Super League.

UEFA are not taking it all well at all, despite being the ones who opened this door with their insistence that the Champions League was the be-all-and-end-all of football:

Despite saying in 2009 that a European Super League would happen and then saying it was ‘inevitable’ as he left Arsenal in 2018, Arsene Wenger, now at FIFA, doesn’t think it’s a very good idea.

The net is tightening at the clubs in relation to what players say:

Fans, meanwhile, have been turning up to protest outside their clubs with some of the fastest banners ever produced being displayed: