Albion chief executive Paul Barber believes the European Super League (ESL) has ‘been a PR disaster’ for the six Premier League clubs that chose to take part.

The Seagulls opponents at Stamford Bridge last night, Chelsea plus the other five clubs that were founder members in Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all pulled out of the competition late last night.

Ed Woodward also confirmed he would leave his role as executive vice-chairman at United shortly before they announced their departure from the proposed ESL.

That was after a massive backlash from fans of those clubs and others up and down the country.

Last night hundreds of fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest about Chelsea’s involvement in the competition, which caused the kick off to be delayed by 15 minutes, with both team buses not being able to get through the crowds.

Read: Chelsea Fans protest outside Stamford Bridge ahead of clash with Albion

But speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Barber is glad to see the clubs listening to the fans.

He said: “It’s been bad news for the sport and it has been a PR disaster for the six clubs that chose to take part in this European Super League.

“But I think once again the football fans in this country have spoken, they have been listened to and I am glad to see that all six clubs have withdrawn their membership to the European Super League.”