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.
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.
“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.