‘Florentino Perez, you’re ac ***’: Chelsea fans mock Real Madrid chief after Super League supremo arrived for Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge as supporters mock his failed breakaway tournament
- Real Madrid chef Florentino Perez was knocked down by Chelsea fans on Wednesday
- Supporters mocked him, calling him ac **** when he arrived for a European clash
- Perez was in charge of the European Super League before it crashed dramatically
- Chelsea fans held up signs and dropped smoke bombs after he appeared in a cab
Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez was relentlessly mocked by Chelsea fans ahead of their Champions League clash with the LaLiga team on Wednesday night, with a group holding up signs and calling him a ‘c ***’.
Chelsea hosted Los Blancos at Stamford Bridge for a highly anticipated semi-final return leg with the scores at 1-1, but Perez was not so warmly welcomed that supporters turned to a cab believed to take him the Super League mastermind to the club. stadium.
Perez has been heavily criticized around the world for playing a key role in attracting 12 top clubs through to the controversial breakaway tournament – before outrage from supporters, pundits and broadcasters forced him to put it on standby. A number of teams, including Chelsea, decided to withdraw after increasing pressure.
Chelsea fans made their voices heard as they beat Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez ahead of their Champions League clash against Real Madrid
Supporters released smoke and held up fans when a taxi supposedly transported Perez arrived
Some of the fans would also have called the supremo of the European Super League a ‘c ***’ when he showed up for the semi-final.
And blues fans made their voices heard after seeing what they believed was Perez arriving for the game, with a section shouting, ‘Perez, you’re ac ***,’ said journalist Sam Cunningham, while others held up a sign saying the text ‘Perez in the trash can’.
There was also a fake headstone made by a group of fans and placed by the railing outside the stadium, which read: ‘RIP Super League’.
Hundreds of fans had gathered outside the ground to welcome the team’s arrival with blue smoke, while also protesting against their club and owner Roman Abramovich for their involvement in the league.
A fake tombstone with the words ‘RIP Super League’ was also found outside the stadium
Hundreds of Chelsea fans gathered before the game to protest against the club for their involvement in the European Super League
Chelsea fans had turned up en masse for last month’s 0-0 draw at home to Brighton in protest at the idea of the Super League, with club director Petr Cech being forced to beg fans to let the team into the stadium.
The animosity towards the owners was a pivotal moment as Chelsea became the first of the Premier League teams to withdraw, with Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool following.
Speaking last month to defend criticism of the Super League, Perez said it was meant to ‘save football’ with so many clubs in financial trouble following the crippling Covid-19 crisis.
“If we don’t do something, it won’t be long,” he said. ‘Football has to change and it has to adapt.
Owner Roman Abramovich had come under fire before pulling the club out of the tournament
‘There are many games of little quality; we need to change this sport to make it more attractive on all levels.
‘Manchester United is more attractive than Manchester [United] against a more humble team. The Champions League is only attractive from the quarter-finals. That’s what it is for [with] modest teams that are not attractive. ‘
‘The future of football is at stake. Some don’t like it because they are going to lose their privileges and they are irresponsible.
‘We are doing this to save football. We want to save football for at least the next 20 years so that we can survive without worries. ‘