Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Rio Ferdinand slams Chelsea fans for leaving ajax game early
Rio Ferdinand has questioned a number of Chelsea fans who were seen leaving Stamford Bridge early on Tuesday when their side were 4-1 down against Ajax in the Champions League.
The Blues found themselves trailing by three goals early in the second half with a handful of Chelsea supporters spotted heading for the exits as a result.
Frank Lampard's side were far from done, however, and, after Ajax had two players sent off, the Blues pulled themselves level and even had a winner ruled out by VAR for handball.
The match was one for the ages and Ferdinand was quick to take aim at the Chelsea fans that walked out on their side far too soon.
"You can't walk out," Ferdinand said on BT Sport. "The spirit within this stadium and this club, the way they have responded to Frank, then you can't come out of this stadium even at 4-1 down."
Gary Lineker echoed Ferdinand's stance, adding that those fans who did leave will have plenty of regret.
"We saw fans walking out at 4-1 and they must have said 'What did I do? Why did I leave?' when they got home," Lineker said.
"It just shows you with football you never know. You never give up."
Lampard, for his part, never doubted his side had the spirit to fight back and revealed that at half-time he had even suggested to his team a 4-4 draw was on the cards.
"I told the players at half-time that we could draw the game 3-3, or win it 4-3 or 4-4," Lampard said.
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