Chelsea have cancelled the planned title victory parade following terrorist attack in the city of Manchester that took over 20 lives.
The city of Manchester have been in mourning after the shock attack at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the lobby area of the Manchester Arena. 22 people were reported killed, while over 50 were taken to hospital.
Chelsea’s parade which was planned for Monday has now been cancelled.
The club released in a statement: “Everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts go out to all the victims, and their families and friends.
“In light of these tragic events, we feel it is inappropriate to go ahead with the victory parade in London on Sunday.
“Given the heightened security threat announced by the Government, and recognising that this is a developing situation, we have given this careful consideration. We strongly believe, in the interests of everyone, this is the correct course of action. We are sure our fans will understand this decision.
“Having consulted with the Metropolitan Police, Hammersmith & Fulham Council and other authorities, we know the emergency services would have been as professional as ever, but we would not want in any way to divert important resources by holding an additional, non-ticketed event on the streets of London.
“Furthermore, as a mark of respect, our players will wear black armbands at the FA Cup Final against Arsenal on Saturday. Chelsea Football Club will also make a donation to a fund supporting the victims of this horrific attack.”