The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust have called for the resignation of chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Guy Laurence after the club withdrew from plans for a European Super League.
Chelsea fans held a protest against the Super League and were later seen celebrating once news of their withdrawal had filtered through.
But the club’s statement failed to apologise for their intentions.
But in a statement of their own, the club’s official supporters‘ trust expressed zero confidence in the board, and demanded Buck and Laurence leave the club as well as an in-depth look at why the club signed up for plans for the breakaway league.
‘It has been confirmed that Chelsea Football Club is officially withdrawing their intention to join the European Super League,’ it read. ‘Whilst this is a huge win for supporters worldwide, our fight to secure the proper future of the club will continue.
‘We request a full and in-depth explanation as to why the board took the decision to turn their back on the European competition and for CFC to explain why they signed up to the Super League without prior consultation with their loyal supporters.
‘We are disappointed that an apology has not been included in the statement. The legacy of our club was put at risk for what appears to have been solely for financial gain.
‘The CST presently have little or no confidence in our current leadership at board level. On Monday, Bruce Buck extensively defended CFC’s plan to remain in the Super League at a fans’ forum meeting.
‘Buck, alongside Laurence, appears to have given no consideration towards the loyal supporters, so their positions would seem untenable moving forward,’ the statement continued.
‘Our relations with CFC will remain frayed until we have a better understanding of why this decision happened and we are assured that change and safeguards are put in place.
‘The CST will not rest until we are comfortable that change and protections are put in place, because 116 years of history was jeopardised. This is our club and will remain our club.’