Shamed European Super League rebels including Man Utd and Arsenal facing MILLIONS in damages after pulling out

SHAMED Super League rebels are staring at potential damages claims running into millions after ducking out in the face of public anger.

But the Premier League Big Six will not be hit with truly eye-dropping fines that would have been due if they had pulled out AFTER the now dumped competition had begun.

According to leaked documents, the breakaway 12 'Founding Clubs' had signed up to punitive exit clauses.

They added up to hundreds of millions of pounds once the money required to fund the scheme had been raised.

US investment giant JP Morgan had been behind the £4.6billion scheme.

But it is believed the actual source of that money was still being put together when the plug was pulled by all six English sides on Tuesday.

The clubs would also have been mandated to pay back their shares of the initial £3bn up front payments that were promised as part of the deal.

But while the withdrawals came within 48 hours of the official league launch, the clubs still entered into binding contracts to join.

Theoretically, the remaining Super League clubs could sue the U-turners.

The Premier League Big Six have been accused of bowing to political and 'Brexit' pressure – and by the intervention of Prime Minister Boris Johnson – by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli.

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And that could see huge fines imposed on the quitters.

However, there are suggestions that a relieved Uefa is prepared to indemnify them for any losses as a condition of bowing to the authority of Europe’s governing body.

While the English clubs kicked-off the withdrawals on Tuesday, they were quickly followed by three others.

Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan all revealed they too had dropped out of the proposed league on Wednesday.

The succession of withdrawals led ringleaders Agnelli and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to admit defeat.

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