As the move to take veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea to Arsenal draws ever nearer, Blues fans have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at the deal.
Surely, as a high performing veteran of the most successful period in the club’s history, he would be allowed a little leeway in deciding where he heads to next and which club he joins next. Unwilling to uproot his young family, he understandably wants to stay in London, even if that means heading across the city to join a title rival.
However, it seems those 15 trophies in 11 years haven’t counted for much amongst a small minority of the club’s fans, who branded him as a “traitor” and a “snake” for opting to head to north London.
Having found himself deposed of his position by Thibaut Courtois, the 33-year-old is keen to carry on his career elsewhere at the top level while he still can.
So Cech is officially the new snake.
— BMisplaced (@HdenEazard) June 22, 2015
BREAKING: Petr Cech has failed his #AFC medical as snakes are unable to pass basic cardio tests. More to follow.
— Ben (@CriminalCosta) June 22, 2015
Cech is going to Arsenal. He will forever be a legend but there's no hiding the fact he's a traitor
— Harry (@Hazardskiller) June 22, 2015
— Neil Mellor (@Joelandhiscat) June 22, 2015
Cech will no longer be mentioned in the same breath as JT, Lampard and Drogba. Has genuinely sacrificed his legend status. His choice too.
— Maximilian (@ThatSpiceMaxi) June 22, 2015
But one Arsenal fan put things into perspective…
Chelsea's fans are calling Petr Cech a traitor whilst they have Fabregas picture in their profile.
— Osman Arsenal (@Osman_Gunner) June 21, 2015