The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust insisted they have “little or no confidence” in the club’s current leadership following the European Super League fiasco and what happened in a fan forum’s meeting on Monday.
The Blues released a statement that they have begun the procedures of withdrawal from the plans for a European Super League (ESL).
“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,” the official statement reads.
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, however, were clearly not impressed by the wording of the statement, stating that they were appalled by its “tone and insincerity”.
They demand a “full and in-depth explanation” as to why the club took the decision to join the ESL plans, without any consultation with the fans, in the first place.
Interestingly, they have also added that they are disappointed with the conversation they had with club chairman Buck.
“On Monday, Bruce Buck extensively defended CFC’s plan to remain in the ‘Super League’ at a fan forum’s meeting,” the fan organisation said in its statement.
“Buck alongside [Guy] Laurence (CEO) appears to have given no consideration towards loyal supporters, so their positions seem untenable going forward.”
Considering Manchester United, another ESL founding club, have announced that Ed Woodward will leave his role as the executive vice-chairman of the club at the end of the year, it is understandable that some Chelsea fans feel the club also needs a similar organisational change after what happened.
It is also disappointing that none of the executives at Chelsea has publicly explained or apologised about the situation.