According to recent reports, “Chelsea FC have pulled out of talks over a shirt sponsorship deal with gambling company Stake.com following a backlash from supporters.”
In response to these reports, the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has issued the following response.
A Chelsea Supporters’ Trust spokesperson, said:
“The CST is really pleased that, according to recent reports, Chelsea FC has listened to the very serious concerns of the Trust and has acted accordingly.
“Over 77% of our members disagreed with the use of an online casino & betting company as the primary shirt sponsor, and if these reports are indeed correct, it demonstrates again that supporters can make a monumental difference.
“Our consistent message to the owners is clear – make the supporters proud.”
Last month, the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust issued an urgent question to its membership to ascertain views and opinions on this matter.
The letter can be read here