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​Chelsea supporters call for board resignation over ESL debacle

Chelsea fans are calling for the resignation of the club's board, following the short lived Super League project.

The Blues have officially withdrawn, along with all six English clubs, from the competition started less than a week ago.

The Chelsea Supporters' Trust wants the club's hierarchy to step down, as they believe the club's leadership has done lasting harm to the reputation of the team.

There was a CST protest outside Stamford Bridge before the club's 0-0 draw with Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday.

"Enough is Enough," the CST statement began, per

"Tonight, the fans said NO. We demanded that we were listened to, we demanded that we were heard, and we demanded that the club that we all love was not sold for greed and self-interest.

"This is a victory for the supporters. We did this together. The Chelsea Supporters' Trust (CST) is unashamedly proud of its members across the globe. We shouted and they had to listen.

"The position of a number of the CFC board is now untenable and the CST will continue to push for what is right. The CST board is proud of our members and supporters. Together we are stronger. This is our club and that will never change."

The club released the following statement after exiting the Super League:

"As reported earlier this evening, Chelsea Football Club can confirm that it has begun the formal procedures for withdrawal from the group developing plans for a European Super League.

"Having joined the group late last week, we have now had time to consider the matter fully and have decided that our continued participation in these plans would not be in the best interests of the Club, our supporters or the wider football community."

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