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Fans Furious At Chelsea For Classy Gesture To Manchester United Bound Nemanja Matic

Manchester United completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on Monday and following the announcement, the current Premier League champions offered their well wishes to their former midfielder on his new adventures in Manchester.

It was a classy gesture from the London based club as the 29-year-old heads north for Old Trafford to link up with United ahead of the new season.

Chelsea’s magnanimous social media update is certainly to be applauded. Despite leaving for a genuine title rival, it was an example of sportsmanship that the beautiful game seems to lack from time to time.

For some Chelsea fans, however, such a gesture of goodwill to their former player was totally uncalled for, with some posting retorts that drifted close to racist territory.

It’s fair to say that some fans were clearly disgusted at the notion that Chelsea would sell one of their star players to Manchester United. Wishing him well at United was, to this ilk of fan, a step too far.

Luckily, it wasn’t all hate and vitriol as other fans joined Chelsea and wished Matic well for the future.

It seems that in the world of football, a hero can become a villain simply by changing the colour of the shirt on your back.


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