The English clubs involved in the proposed European Super League announced their intention to pull out on Tuesday night.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward also resigned, while players and pundits spoke out about the breakaway competition.
Here, the PA news agency looks at the reaction on social media.
Liverpool’s players, led by skipper Jordan Henderson, had their say along with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and United’s Luke Shaw.
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville revelled in the news.
Shortly after City released a statement, forward Raheem Sterling tweeted.
Former City defender Micah Richards was delighted with the development.
Even the Prime Minister got involved after the first reports of withdrawals.
Sir Kenny Dalglish urged Liverpool to do the right thing and was relieved at their decision.
Phil Thompson wanted answers.
Hector Bellerin tweeted an inspirational quote from his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas paid tribute to the fans.
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan had a swipe at Manchester United’s hierarchy.
Could United have new owners in the future?
How about Arsenal?
Dietmar Hamann joked at Real Madrid president Florentino Perez’s expense.
Ajax, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani and Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte made fun of the league.
There was no need for the ESL with Charlton supplying the entertainment.