Chelsea’s supporters have taken aim at Leicester City star Daniel Amartey, after footage of the defender’s celebrations in the aftermath of the FA Cup final surfaced online.
Tielemans decides it
The marquee fixture of the English football calendar of course played out on Saturday evening.
Chelsea and Leicester faced off in the finale of the FA Cup, in front of an expectant returning crowd at Wembley.
It was the former who, for obvious reasons, headed into proceedings as favourites, amid a stellar stretch of form since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel on the club’s bench.
When all was said and done in London, though, Leicester upset the odds, emerging on the right side of a 1-0 scoreline to clinch the club’s first -ever FA Cup crown.
Youri Tielemans proved the difference maker on the day, lashing home a stunning effort from 25 yards, to send the Foxes support in attendance into rapturous celebrations:
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) May 15, 2021
The post-match celebrations at Wembley, in turn, proved equally passionate as they did lengthy.
Leicester’s stars were joined by club owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha on the pitch following the full-time whistle, amid truly heartwarming scenes both for those in attendance, and watching on from home:
Leicester players celebrate the FA Cup win with chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.
He lifts the trophy and points to the banner of the club’s late owner, his father, Vichai, who died in 2018 💙
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 15, 2021
As outlined above, though, the actions of one Foxes star in particular have since drawn the wrath of the Chelsea faithful.
After taking to the dressing rooms at Wembley, Daniel Amartey was recorded throwing the Blues pennant onto the floor, much to the delight of those watching on:
The disrespect from Daniel Amartey 🤭
(via lawestt_/IG) pic.twitter.com/yfuxkOmFri
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 15, 2021
Many a Chelsea fan, however, have labelled the actions on the part of the stopper as ‘disrespectful’, with just some of the social media reaction showcased below:
It doesn’t matter who you support, You have to admit that this is disrespectful and beyond shithousery, It’s not even funny
— 🥶 (@Kovacic_FC) May 15, 2021
It won’t make up for this loss but Chelsea need to batter Leicester on Tuesday.
A. They need to show us some pride
B. What Daniel Amartey did with our flag in the Leicester dressing room was beyond disrespectful & needless
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) May 15, 2021
Daniel Amartey is a disgrace
— christopher jeremy (@maxijeremy) May 15, 2021
Daniel Amartey didn’t do well for throwing Chelsea emblem away, it’s a sign of disrespect.
— Style (@IchemMichael) May 16, 2021
Yeah, so disrespectful. Win with class, honestly. Small club mentality right there.
Play that video to Mason, Tammy, CHO, Reece, Silva, Mendy and Chilly and unleash them on Leicester, because you know those guys will be fired up from it.
— The Score (@TheScore01) May 15, 2021
You need to fine Daniel Amartey for the disrespect he showed to our badge, just imagine the scenes if the roles were reversed
— Jeet (@jeetm99) May 16, 2021
Football rightly came together after the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tragedy and it angers me immensely when seeing footage of an opposing professional Daniel Amartey disrespecting Chelsea FC’s Cup Final pennant in the manner in which he did.
— Vialli’s Chelsea FC (@VialliChelseaFC) May 16, 2021
Didn’t know Leicester are this shallow https://t.co/rSQ5BdFOaa
— Ajay Singh Tomar (@AjayT_CFC) May 16, 2021
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