Friday’s trip to Carrow Road saw Chelsea walk out comfortable winners against Norwich which has helped them cement their 3rd position in the Premier League table.
The solidity seen on the pitch seems to be completely absent off the pitch for the Blues as they endure uncertain times following the sanctioning by the UK government.
With a transfer ban in place and bans on sales of tickets and merchandise, it looks to be a tough close to the season for Chelsea. As one would expect, this has forced third parties linked to the club to pull services and partnerships with the top story being Chelsea’s kit sponsor Three pulling its deal with the Blues.
A spokesperson for the telecommunications company revealed that they see the club as “distressed asset” and have therefore decided to pull out of their $40 million sponsorship deal.
“In light of the government’s recently announced sanctions, we have requested Chelsea Football Club temporarily suspend our sponsorship of the club, including the removal of our brand from shirts and around the stadium until further notice,” announced the company in their public statement.
This sudden blow to their beloved club has angered numerous Chelsea fans, especially right when the club had received permission to playing with new kits that had both the sponsor and the Club World Cup badges after many talks with PL authorities.
In an attempted response to the cancellation of the sponsorship, Chelsea fans have taken to consumer review website Trustpilot to give negative feedback for Three with the average rating now falling as low as 1.6 stars out of 5.
Chelsea fans are mad 😭😭😭 1.6 stars 💀 pic.twitter.com/g3J4t395A5— Liam (@CFCLiam_2) March 11, 2022
Founded in 2007, the Danish website is a popular tool that collects automated customer reviews of businesses worldwide which can be accessed by a user.
After over 20,189 reviews for Three have been collated by the site, the rating has fallen to 1.6 and has now been listed under the poor services category.
Here’s a look at some of the reviews Chelsea fans posted on the site –
The reviews Chelsea fans have put on TrustPilot about Three 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/DS8JI8LNtW— ⁵ 🇸🇦 (@JF5Era) March 12, 2022
As it turns out, things got so out of hand that Trustpilot has now temporarily suspended Three UK’s page for new reviews.
Although this counterpunch is not going make the club’s finances any easier or find a new shirt sponsor from thin air, but Chelsea fans could be satisfied for the time being with this small moral victory.