In an open letter, Chelsea management apologized to their supporters after the turmoil caused by the Super League. After joining this project as a first step, the London club decided to backtrack. And denounces threats.
The bomb was quickly defused. After the announcement of its creation, the Super League took a lead in the wing when the English clubs withdraw from the project, barely 48 hours after its creation. The ambitious European competition caused a huge stir among fans and many protested throughout the week.
In an open letter published on its site, Chelsea management apologized to their supporters after these very agitated days. The Blues board announces that he was afraid of missing the train by not joining the Super League:
“Our ambition has always been to make Chelsea the greatest club in the world. (…) When it became clear that a new league could emerge, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to play in a competition so tough, nor take the risk of being overtaken from a competitive point of view by our English and European rivals. “
Chelsea regret not discussing this with their supporters
In its statement to supporters, the Blues management expressed regret at not having consulted their fans before agreeing to join the Super League.
“We recognize that we should have addressed these issues before joining the group. The owner and the board understand that the club’s involvement in such a proposal was a decision we should not have made. decision which we deeply regret. (…) The club always tries to be open and transparent with its supporters, and we remain committed to this in the future and will take steps to restore the confidence of the supporters that we have enjoyed until ‘now.”
Chelsea confirm that they reversed their decision after speaking with supporters, deciding to withdraw from the Super League project: “As concerns were raised following the announcement, the club took a step back to listen and speak to supporters. As a result of these conversations and taking into account the extremely strong opinions against the proposal, we have reassessed our original decision and decided that we do not want to be part of this league. “
Blues strongly condemn threats
In addition, the management of Chelsea also wanted to return to the threats made against certain representatives of the club, strongly condemning these acts.
“The abuses that some club representatives have been the target of in recent days are not acceptable. Anti-Semitism, sexism, racism and threats of violence have no place in our community or in this discussion.”