Ferran Soriano issues apology to City supporters
By Ric Turner, Thu 22 April 2021 09:45
CEO admits that the club "made a mistake" in agreeing to join European Super League
City's CEO Ferran Soriano has apologised to fans for the club's "mistake" in getting involved in the European Super League.
The Blues were the first club to officially withdraw from the project on Tuesday after a furious backlash from the football community. The five other Premier League teams soon followed suit, leaving the controversial plans dead in the water.
Soriano sent an email to supporters on Wednesday evening, saying: "As you know, Manchester City has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League.
"As always, when we make choices and decisions, we do so with the best interests of the Club in mind and we believed that being part of such an initiative could give us a voice that might be imperative to our future ability to succeed and grow.
"However, in making that choice we failed to remind ourselves of the unbreakable link between the passion of our fans and the right to have the opportunity to earn success.
"It is a truth that is fundamental to the DNA of Manchester City and the Board deeply regrets taking a decision that lost sight of the historic values of the Club. We made a mistake and we sincerely apologise to our fans for the disappointment, frustration and anguish caused by the last 72 hours."