Chelsea Supporters’ Trust tells Bruce Buck and Guy Laurence to STAND ON after the Super League fiasco
Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck and CEO Guy Laurence’s views are ‘unsustainable’ and they should be FIRED, says club’s Supporters’ Trust after Super League feud ended in fan protests
- Chelsea and Man City led the way when the European Super League fell apart
- The duo were then followed by four Premier League rivals who withdrew
- But Chelsea’s statement offered no excuse for trying to join the plans
- And now their supporters have confidently called for the chairman and CEO to resign
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has called on Chairman Bruce Buck and CEO Guy Laurence to hand in their resignations after the club pulled out of plans for a European Super League.
The Blues – along with Manchester City – led the way when the Premier League Big Six all confirmed on Tuesday night that they would no longer participate in plans to form a controversial 12-team breakaway.
Chelsea fans protested the Super League for their goalless home draw against Brighton at Stamford Bridge, and were later celebrated when news of their withdrawal hit the ground.
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has called on Chairman Bruce Buck to step down
Supporters also believe that chief executive Guy Laurence (third from left) is untenable
But the club’s statement – the latest to be released from the Big Six clubs – did not apologize for their intentions, simply stating, ‘As reported earlier tonight, Chelsea Football Club can confirm that it has begun the formal procedures for withdrawal from the group. develop plans for a European Super League.
After joining the group late last week, we have now had time to fully consider the matter and have decided that our continued participation in these plans would not be in the best interest of the club, our supporters or the broader football community. ‘
But in a self-statement, the club’s official supporter confidence expressed no confidence in the board, demanding that Buck and Laurence leave the club, as well as an in-depth look at why the club signed up for breakout league plans.
Chelsea Football Club has been confirmed to officially withdraw its intention to join the European Super League. While this is a huge win for supporters around the world, our fight to secure the club’s right future will continue.
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust is shocked by the tone and insincerity of the statement CFC issued today.
“ We ask for a full and in-depth explanation of why the board made the decision to turn their backs on the European league and that CFC explain why they signed up for the Super League without prior consultation with their loyal supporters.
We are disappointed that no apology was included in the statement. Our club’s legacy was jeopardized for what appears to have been for financial gain only.
“The CST currently have little or no confidence in our current leadership at board level. On Monday, Bruce Buck extensively defended CFC’s plan to stay in the Super League at a fan forum meeting.
Chelsea fans celebrated after news of their withdrawal filtered through
Buck, in addition to Laurence, seems to have disregarded the loyal supporters, so their positions seem untenable to move forward, the statement continued.
“Our relationships with CFC will remain frayed until we better understand why this decision was made and we are confident that change and security measures are in place.
The CST will not rest until we feel comfortable that change and protections have been put in place, as 116 years of history was compromised. This is our club and will remain our club. ‘
Buck – who notified Chelsea players of the club’s intention to participate in the Super League on Monday ahead of their dramatic withdrawal – has been chairman since 2003, while Laurence was appointed to his current role in January 2018.
Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, stated that he was not the right man to discuss the plans after his side’s 0-0 draw against Brighton.
“This is the most competitive competition in the world and also because the owners have built such strong teams, don’t forget it,” he said.
I’d love to hear the real details behind it. I can only reiterate that I am not the right person to talk about it. ‘