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Chelsea fans were among the very first among the Big Six Premier League sides to vent their frustration at the club’s decision to be a part of the European Super League.
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 against Brighton.
Large crowds had gathered for the 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.
The Chelsea board had seen enough to decide to overturn their decision and Chelsea were also among the first to pull out of the European Super League.
Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube channel, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand hailed the Chelsea fans for the actions they took, and also questioned his former club and demanded answers from them for their involvement in the European Super League.
“We want to know the answers, it is all vague,” Rio Ferdinand said. “We want to know why you went forward with this, and how you thought the fans would be ok with this?
“What were your reasons behind doing this? You can’t run institutions like Man United, Liverpool, the six clubs that we have got and think you can just be a faceless person that just throws out ideas that won’t affect anybody.
“But you see the uproar, the turnout, the fallout that happens and I commend the Chelsea fans that went to Chelsea, going bananas, I’d love to see more people do that. These people need to understand.
“You can’t come out and give us a blanket coverup story and not tell us why. Ed Woodward resigned, I want to know why, where are you Ed? I know you personally.
“I want to know why, were you part of this? I could sit here and hammer Ed Woodward, I could sit here and hammer the Glazers. I could sit here and hammer all the owners of these football clubs.
“I don’t want to waste my time doing that, I just want answers. They should be put up on a pedestal, like they wanted to be as these six great clubs, and come out now and answer some questions, that’s what the fans deserve.”