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Chelsea were part of six Premier League sides to have joined the proposed European Super League. But after a backlash from Chelsea fans, the Blues have made the honourable decision to pull out of the European Super League.
Chelsea were the first of the Big Six sides to officially pull out of the European Super League, and the club released a statement on Tuesday to confirm that the club will no longer be a part of the ESL.
Before the game against Brighton on Tuesday, Chelsea fans blocked traffic on the Fulham Road and delayed the club’s team bus on its short journey from the Chelsea Harbour Hotel to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to protect the good reputation he has among fans and released a statement showing that he values the voice of the Blues fans.
Chelsea released a statement, thus: “Having joined the group late last week, we have now had time to consider the matter fully and have decided that our continued participation in these plans would not be in the best interests of the Club, our supporters or the wider football community.”
Roman has also released a statement via a spokesperson.
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.”