A FIRM in Poole has been left with 70,000 European Super League shirts following the apparent dismantling of the controversial competition.

Twelve clubs from England, Italy and Spain - including six of the Premier League's biggest - had agreed to take part in a new European Super League on Sunday March 18 to widespread condemnation.

However, 48 hours later, all six English clubs announced that they plan to withdrawal from the breakaway competition, leaving the future of the Super League now unlikely to go ahead.

Following this announcement, Wholesale Clearance UK in Willis Way have been given the responsibility of trying to sell 70,000 printed shirts in the colours of all six English teams.

In an announcement ton their website, Wholesale Clearance UK said: “We have been tasked with the challenge of finding buyers for football shirts promoting The European Super League that are currently on its way to the UK.

“Unless you have been living under a rock the past couple of days, the European Super League has been created and subsequently disbanded in the space of two days.

“With this in mind, we have an exclusive one-off offer for some Super League team shirts.”

With The European Super League cancelling their order of the shirts, the company are now selling them for £2 instead of its original marketed price of £30.

The statement added: “A ‘new era’ as the shirts say but now the Super League has been side-lined, these are now limited-edition time capsules of the worst 48 hours for any football fan.

“So, if you want to be a proud owner of one of these shirts to remind yourselves of how terrible the owners still are, now is your chance.

“These would also make a good present for your friends who support a top 6 side or, if you simply want to buy it to burn it and tear it up on arrival, our offer can help with that too.

“The stock is awaiting arrival, so will be up for sale soon.”