CNN  — 

The news of plans for 12 of Europe’s top football teams to break away and form a European Super League has shocked and outraged the footballing and wider world.

In a joint announcement Sunday night, six English clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – alongside three teams from Italy – AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus – and three from Spain – Atlético Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid – laid out plans to form a breakaway competition, referred to in the announcement as the Super League.

While fan groups for the clubs themselve