It’s one thing having your own manager criticism the passion and atmosphere of your home support, but it’s another hearing rumours of plans to pump artificial crowd noise in to a stadium.
Chelsea fans aren’t particularly renowned for being the most load and passionate of fan bases, despite enjoying the success that they do under Roman Abramovich’s billions and Jose Mourinho’s management.
Mourinho had a pop out the lack of atmosphere at Stamford Bridge not long ago, and the response was reported plans to improve said atmosphere with recorded fan noise within the ground to make the ground louder.
But luckily for Chelsea fans – and perhaps football as a sport – the club has confirmed they won’t be going through with those plans.
Blues chairman Bruce Buck said: “Our manager, for some reason, decided a few months ago to say that the fans were quiet at moments.
“One of the problems is it’s very difficult to get tickets when the stadium is sold out every week. It’s difficult to get young people to visit because it’s hard to buy tickets.
“Every club is looking to improve the match day experience, but we can’t have recorded fan noise — our fans just wouldn’t accept that.”
So how could they improve the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge? More plastic flags? Please no. What about a bunch of world class players to add some excitement in to the fans? Already got that.
Silverware? They’re on course for at least one trophy this season, but they can still win four. So basically Chelsea fans don’t really have an excuse for being so quiet at matches.
Come on Blues fans, cheer up!