Chelsea has defeated Newcastle 1-0 in front of a sombre crowd of fans. The fans are not in a happy place. A banner was placed upon one of the stands supporting the club’s owner, Abramovich. With the words Russian Empire. It has received backlash from many.
Chelsea were due to celebrate 117 years of formation, but fans were seen in the local pubs drowning their sorrows.
The banner has caused ire amongst many journalists and sports reporters.
The fans, not too happy with how their club has been vilified by the sanctions. Losing an estimated $50m a month in wages, having no revenue come in, it is not looking good for Chelsea.
Board members and fans alike understand the sanctions, but are sad to see the club and it’s players embroiled in this.
There is an interested buyer who is in the lead to buy the club, who is also offering short-term funding if the football club faces any financial problems.