Manchester City have confirmed their plans to withdraw from the European Super League, less than 48 hours after it was announced.
The Premier League leaders were one of 12 teams to agree to a breakaway alternative to the Champions League which would see 15 founding members guaranteed a place in the lucrative competition regardless of their performances the previous season.
However, the plans immediately came under enormous criticism from fans, pundits, managers and players, with the tournament seemingly dying a death less than two days after its creation.
"Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League," read a statement on the club's official website.
Man City's withdrawal serves as another hammer blow to the Super League on a day which has also seen Ed Woodward announce his resignation as Manchester United executive vice-chairman due to the backlash.