A swarm of Chelsea supporters on social media took on Florentino Perez after the Real Madrid owner took a swipe at their European Super League protest.

In an interview with El Larguero, Perez claimed there had only been ’40 people’ at march outside Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in opposition to this project.

Blues fans did not take kindly to these comments and responded in their droves on Twitter.

The demonstration ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion was signal of disapproval towards this European competition.

Despite what Perez said, hundreds of Blues followers turned up to show their solidarity against the Super League.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Fans outside of the stadium in protest of Chelsea signing up for the newly proposed European Super League ahead of the Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on April 20, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Madrid’s owner was one of the men involved in attempting to promote this product, but the plans came crumbling down around his feet yesterday.

All six of the Premier League clubs withdrew their involvement, with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid also following suit.

Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli all but excepted defeat after admitting the Super League could no longer move forward.

However, Perez remained stubborn in his statements.

He told El Larguero: “If anyone thinks the Super League is dead, are they wrong? Absolutely.

“We’re going to keep working and what everyone thinks is for the best will emerge.

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MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 20: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez attends a press conference to announce the departure of head coach Jose Mourinho at the end of the season, at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 20, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

“The project is on standby. The Super League still exists.”

It seems virtually impossible that such a tournament will take place in light of recent events.

But Perez’s startling comments may be a cause of concern that something like this could happen again in the future.

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