Chelsea Fans protest at Stamford Bridge
Angry Chelsea fans have attached a banner reading ‘circus continues’ on the gate at Stamford
Bridge and let off flares in protest at Frank Lampard’s sacking.
The club’s leading all-time Premier League scorer, 42, was shown the door on Monday, swiftly replaced by
Thomas Tuchel. However, the decision to sack Blues legend Lampard hasn’t gone down well with some fans.
One group of supporters, called We Are The Shed – made up of around 150 season ticket holders – have now taken
a stand. They erected a banner on the gate of Stamford Bridge, in a clear dig at Chelsea chiefs for continually
sacking managers arguably prematurely.
They also set off a pair of flares, engulfing the street around the stadium in a sea of blue smoke just hours before
the Premier League game at home to Wolves.
In a statement on Twitter, We Are The Shed wrote: “The board used Frank & Jody, discarding a long-term project
for short-term fixes again, this time at the expense of people with a special connection to our club.
“No manager will ever be able to meet the ridiculous expectations of the board.
“We 100 per cent back Tuchel but #TheCircusContinues.”
We Are The Shed had previously raised over £1,000 at short notice to unveil a 15m x 1.5m banner that read ‘In
Frank We Trust. Then. Now. Forever’.
That sign was up in the ground for the 3-1 FA Cup fourth-round win over Luton just a day before Lampard was
given the boot.
Less than 24 hours later, Chelsea revealed they had parted company with Lampard.