European Super League RECAP: Scottish football and world reaction to bombshell breakaway plans

The news that 12 of Europe’s biggest clubs have signed up to a new breakaway competition has prompted a huge reaction across the world of football, both at home and abroad.

UEFA and football associations across the continent have been reacting to the proposed breakaway European Super League (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
UEFA and football associations across the continent have been reacting to the proposed breakaway European Super League (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Six clubs from the English Premier League – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – will join AC Milan Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid in the proposed new European Super League (ESL).

It is anticipated three more clubs will join the breakaway group as founding members with the new tournament, which will begin "as soon as practicable" to eventually feature 20 teams.