Florentino Perez mocks Chelsea fans following their European Super League protests.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made a bizarre claim about the protesting Chelsea fans who gathered outside Stamford Bridge on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the Super League.
All ‘big six’ Premier League clubs officially in the formal procedures for withdrawal from the plans for a European Super League (ESL).
It is the fans’ protests outside Stamford Bridge, hours before Chelsea’s goalless draw with Brighton on Tuesday that caused a lot of concern regarding the Super League approval, and certainly played a big part in forcing these clubs’ to pull out from the ESL.
Chelsea were the first team to signal their intention to withdraw from the ESL by preparing the documentation, followed by Manchester City not long after, according to reports (BBC).
Real Madrid president and ESL chairman Perez was unsurprisingly unimpressed by the Chelsea fan protests and also came up with a couple of eyebrow-raising comments about the protests.
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While speaking to Cadena SER’s El Larguero on Wednesday, Perez said:
“Who brought those Chelsea fans to protest?
“There were only 40 Chelsea fans, and I could tell who brought them.
“Just like here someone gave Cadiz jerseys (against Super League).”
According to ports from the BBC, there were around 1000 fans gathered outside the stadium. Perez’s estimate was only off by 96 percent.
The Real Madrid chief was also referring to the pre-match shirts worn by Cadiz prior to their La Liga match last night — which had a similar message to the shirts that Leeds United and Brighton wore in the Premier League.
But only he knows what Cadiz’s pre-match shirts had to do with a thousand Chelsea fans’ deciding that they had to do something to stop their team from joining the ESL.
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