UK's Johnson calls on soccer clubs to quit Super League

Britain's PM Johnson holds a news conference, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on clubs to quit the breakaway European Super League after Chelsea and Manchester City were reported to be preparing the paperwork to withdraw less than 72 hours after agreeing to join it.

"The decision by Chelsea and Manchester City is – if confirmed – absolutely the right one and I commend them for it," he wrote on Twitter.

"I hope the other clubs involved in the European Super League will follow their lead."

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Ken Ferris)