“#BoycottBaku” – Chelsea fans call for boycott of Europa League final

Chelsea supporters on Twitter have come out in support of a Europa League final boycott after news emerged that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be a part of the Arsenal squad in Baku.

Arsenal confirmed on Tuesday that Mkhitaryan will not travel to the European showpiece after concerns for the Armenian’s safety due to political dissension between his native country and Azerbaijan.

UEFA had worked with the club and the Azerbaijani FA to devise a safe plan of action to allow for Mkhitaryan’s participation, but the 30-year old has now chosen to miss the match over fears for his safety while on the pitch.

The midfielder has played a crucial role in the Gunners’ Europa League charge, making 11 appearances in the competition while contributing three assists.

Mkhitaryan has previously missed matches in Azerbaijan twice in his career, with the former Manchester United star sidelined for October’s clash against Qarabag over similar safety concerns.

Unsurprisingly, Arsenal supporters are furious about the recent developments and Chelsea fans have put rivalry to one side in order to endorse a boycott of the Europa League final.

Check out the best of the reaction below!

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