Manchester City stars were reportedly left fuming with the club for its silence following the first announcement about the European Super League.
Late on Sunday night, the club confirmed that it was one of 12 founding members in an announcement that was published on the official website.
It was not shared to supporters on social media.
Apparently, City players were left furious by the intentions and the silence from the top.
It’s reported by The Athletic today that captain Fernandinho was the most vocal critic.
And Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker are all mentioned in the report as players who had something to say.
It’s also added that a potential strike had been mooted.
As it were, there will now be no need for that, with the Premier League’s Big Six all pulling out of the ESL last night on what was a crazy night for football.
It remains to be seen what happens with each of the six clubs now in terms of possible sanctions.
What the owners of these clubs tried to do is potentially unforgivable and certainly unforgettable.
One would suspect there will be repercussions of some kind – the situation cannot now just be brushed under the carpet.