UK PM Johnson: I first heard about Super League plans on day it was announced

Britain's Prime Minister Johnson leaves Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was only informed of plans for soccer's breakaway European Super League on the Sunday they were first announced (April 18).

"I first was made aware of a plan for a European Super League on, I think, the Sunday night and we acted decisively using the arsenal of legislative freedoms that we now have thanks to leaving the European Union," Johnson told parliament.

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Kate Holton)