- As storm clouds continued gathering above Chelsea Football Club, its supporters were in a defiant mood
- Ahead of the Blues match against Norwich City in the Premier League at Carrow Road, the away end erupted in non-stop chants of "ROMAN ABRAMOVICH"
- This comes in the wake of the Russian billionaire's current problems as he looks to offload the club amidst punishing sanctions
Chelsea fans were in defiant ahead of the Premier League clash against Norwich last night.
The Blues beat Norwich City at Carrow Road, thanks to goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz. However, it was the team's supporters who were the centre of attention.
Just as the match was about to kick off, the away end erupted in an unmissable chant of "ROMAN ABRAMOVICH". The club is currently in turmoil as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has seen the Russian president Vladimir Putin face censure the world over.
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Known associates of his like Abramovich have since been sanctioned politically and economically on the global stage by various entities as a means of isolating Putin.
The moment was a source of heated discussion on social media.
"You can’t buy class. Always been a cheap club."
"Will all other Russians in UK assets be frozen or it's all about Roman and Chelsea?......Man said he'll literally donate the money from the sale to support those affected by the war in Ukraine. What more do they want? Cause it's already taking shape like it's an agenda now"
"For the @danlevene’s information, the chants for Mr Abramovich at Norwich were not in support of Putin’s actions, but rather for the Chelsea owner who has, in my opinion and the opinion of many others, been unjustly treated by a biased media and a swathe of hypocritical MPs."
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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has broken his silence after club owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government.
As reported by Sports Brief, Abramovich has been looking to sell the west London club following the Ukraine-Russia crisis over fears he could be slapped with sanctions over his alleged ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
However, the axe fell on him before he could offload the club, plunging the Blues into a future of uncertainty.