Luke Shaw tweeted about 6.50pm on Tuesday night, and it was just the start of a wild night.
Chelsea fans were protesting outside Stamford Bridge at the time against the Super League, and moments later, rumors emerged from Sky saying they were planning to stop participating in the competition.
Manchester City went on to formally withdraw, leaving the Super League plans in tattoos.
And that was before Ed Woodward’s resignation from Manchester United was announced.
United’s official withdrawal from the Super League came just after 11pm.
Shaw’s message was the start of a crazy two to three hours of football news, with Liverpool players also later releasing joint statements against the Super League.
Here’s a summary of Shaw’s message, explaining what top-level European football means to him, and why he doesn’t want fans to be short changed.
Shaw became the first United player to submit a very detailed response to the Super League, which shows his confidence as a dressing room leader.
This is exactly what United fans wanted to see and hear, see a player brave enough to stand up and show real conviction, and say what we all think and talk about.
Shaw’s role is not forgotten here. It helped to build up the pressure, and it seems inevitable because of the pressure from everyone around football and the Government, that the Super League will fall flat and on top before it even starts.
Now we wait, for the official collapse of the Super League. With teams pulling out, it seems unsustainable that it will continue.
Here’s a look at some of the response to Luke Shaw’s passionate message…
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