Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill infuriates his parent club fans by posting about his ‘brilliant’ night as they lost 4-1 to Man United… after joking he had ‘forgotten’ who he belonged to
Levi Colwill has infuriated fans of his parent club Chelsea by posting a photo of him and Billy Gilmore at a party after the Blues were humiliated 4-1 by Manchester United on Thursday.
Erik ten Hag’s side, who have secured Champions League football next season, could have put even more ahead of Frank Lampard’s side, who conceded their fourth defeat in six games.
It has been a very dismal season for the London club, who despite spending £323m on new signings in January have seriously underperformed this season with Frank Lampard only managing to win a only game since taking over from Graham Potter.
Colwill, meanwhile, has enjoyed a stellar season at Brighton, having joined the club on loan last summer, having bagged two assists in 16 appearances for Roberto De Zerbi’s side, helping them qualify for the Europa League for the first time in club history.
But it appears the 20-year-old has infuriated fans at his parent club, posting a picture of him and former Chelsea youngster Gilmour at a night out after the Blues suffered their humiliating defeat to Man United.
Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill (left) infuriated his former club’s fans with this Tweet
It comes as he posted the image of himself at a party following Chelsea’s 4-1 humiliation by Man United on Thursday night
The 20-year-old is currently plying his trade at Brighton and has enjoyed a breakout season at the club
Colwill was asked by a Twitter user, “how’s your night going?” To which the centre-back replied: “Brilliant!!!!!” post the picture of him and Gilmore.
As Chelsea fans reeled from their loss to United, some took to Twitter to criticize the photo.
Some wrote ‘That’s how it is, huh?’ And another said: “The players are no longer proud of their parent club.”
One user even called the Tweet ‘disrespectful’ while a fan said: ‘Forgot where you got the chance to start a career as a Levi footballer? Complete lack of respect and lack of professionalism.
“Never forget your roots mate, you certainly had people doubting you at first but you proved them all wrong with your performances at Brighton. It’s all set perfectly for you to have a free run at your parent club and you do it…’ a fan wrote.
Another said: “Somehow one of the players we were most excited to see at Bridge next year went public enemy number one within 20 minutes. Well done .’
The Chelsea U21 star also recently joked that he ‘forgot’ he was on loan with the London side.
Talk to Athleticismthe Chelsea academy graduate had to be reminded which club he belonged to, jokingly: “I forgot for a minute.”
Asked about his future, he said: “Brighton has done a lot for me. They trusted me when others didn’t and I’m a person who likes to give it back.
Chelsea fans react to Tweet criticizing Colwill for ‘disrespecting’ his parent club
The Blues have had a torrid season falling to 12th in the Premier League despite spending £323m in the January transfer window
Colwill (left)’s contract at Brighton is due to expire this summer and he will likely return to Chelsea if Brighton do not extend his contract or sign him permanently.
‘I don’t know what will happen [at Chelsea]. I’m still here until the end of the season. I just focus on that, so I got the euros [U21 European Championship with England] in summer.
“After that, we will see what happens and go from there. I love Brighton fans, I love everything about them. I will take that into account.
Colwill has yet to make a senior appearance for Chelsea despite having been at the club since 2019, rising through the youth ranks while on loan at Huddersfield for the 2021-22 season.
His contract at Chelsea is due to expire in 2025, but the defender’s moves next season are still up in the air.