Three statements in full as Chelsea asked to remove company logo from shirts
Three-point statement on Chelsea.
Telecommunications company Three has released a statement confirming that they have asked Chelsea to remove their logo from the club’s shirts.
Earlier on Thursday, sanctions were imposed on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich by the UK government in a measure that prohibits the club from making transfers, extending player contracts or selling match tickets or merchandise.
The Stamford Bridge megastore was closed after the news was confirmed and the club have now suffered another blow as major shirt sponsors Three released the following statement:
“In light of the government’s recently announced sanctions, we have asked Chelsea Football Club to temporarily suspend our sponsorship of the club, including the removal of our brand from the shirts and around the stadium until further notice.
“We recognize that this decision will have an impact on the many Chelsea fans who follow their team with passion. However, we believe that given the circumstances and the government sanction in place, it is the right thing to do.
“As a mobile network, the best way to support the people of Ukraine is to ensure that refugees arriving in the UK after the conflict and customers currently in Ukraine can stay in touch with the people who matter to them. Therefore, we offer connectivity packages to all Ukrainians arriving in the UK and those in Ukraine.
Norwich versus Chelsea.
As Three’s statement was released, Chelsea were preparing for a Premier League meeting with Norwich City at Carrow Road on Thursday evening.
Presumably, this will be the first time Thomas Tuchel’s side have played without the Three logo on their shirts, and the German coach is likely to face questions about this as well as other history elements. Thursday.
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