RIP Football: Memes Flood Social Media After Top Clubs Announce Creation of European Super League

In what sports pundits have described as an all-out war in football, UEFA’s President Aleksander Ceferin warned that clubs joining the European Super League would be banned from all of the organisation’s competitions, while FIFA said that players could potentially be barred from playing in the World Cup.

24 hours passed since top football clubs announced the creation of the European Super League (ESL), but it seems the competition has already become the most hated sporting event. Former and current players as well as sports pundits have harshly criticised the creation of the ESL, with some branding it a "criminal act" and said football was on the brink of collapse.

Although football fans were devastated, they apparently remembered the old saying – when life gives you lemons, you make a lemonade – and rushed to make memes about the European Super League.

Many netizens made fun of the tournament's logo…

​…and imagined what the tournament’s match ball would look like.

​Others drew attention to the fact that Tottenham and Arsenal, which are currently ranked seventh and ninth in the Premier League, are not strong enough to compete in the ESL.

​Many users imagined what UEFA’s Champions League will look like after powerhouses such as Barcelona and Manchester City no longer participate in the tournament.

​Others weighed in on the reasons behind the creation of such a tournament.

Some even tried to explain why the ESL is great, but failed to do so...​

​Many netizens made fun of attempts to stop the ESL.

​Others, however, were less cheery and arranged a funeral for football and clubs that joined the tournament.

​At the moment, 12 teams have agreed to join the European Super League:
La Liga – Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.
Serie A – Inter, AC Milan, and Juventus.
English Premier League – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham.

In all, 20 clubs are expected participate in the competition, which organisers said will be held every August.
UEFA, as well as some domestic football leagues, have vowed to do everything to stop what they described as a "cynical project, a project that is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever".