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Chelsea fans decided to make known their feelings ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League game at home to Brighton.
Hundreds of fans made their intentions known that they aren’t in support of the breakaway league, and clustered in front of the Chelsea stadium leading up to the game.
The fans let off blue flares and chanted obscenities outside the ground. Fans held banners aloft, urging owner Roman Abramovich to ‘do the right thing’ and end Chelsea’s involvement in the European Super League, which has been deemed as a greedy organisation.
Large crowds took part in a sit down protest which effectively caused the closure of the Fulham Road, causing even the team bus a delay in getting to the stadium, and as a result, kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes.
It didn’t take Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich up to 48 hours to turn back from the decision, as the Blues have now decided withdraw from the European Super League.
According to The Sun, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was ‘furious’ as he felt ‘blindsided’ by supporters’ true feelings about the competition, and is fearful of the damage its done to his image and reputation.
The Russian wasn’t pleased that he was made to believe that the ESL was a good project instead of knowing how the fans felt about it.
Abramovich is keen to maintain his good relationship with the fans, and a spokesperson for the Chelsea owner told The Telegraph: “Having spoken extensively to fans and stakeholders, we have always worked with the community and we’re not going to do anything that goes against them. We listened and we heard.”