Pressure ramped up on Rafa as Chelsea fans flock to sign online petition demanding Abramovich ditches under-fire manager
The pressure on Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez is growing as supporters have started an online petition to kick him out of Stamford Bridge before the summer.
A statement, available for all fans to sign on the website change.org, pleads with owner Roman Abramovich to take action after the club nearly crashed out the FA Cup to Brentford.
The supporters are trying to get 2,500 signatures and they are well on the way to that target. The statement reads: ‘The supporters are the lifeblood and soul of any football club. As supporters, we had made it abundantly clear that Rafael Benitez was not wanted at Chelsea Football Club but the board rode roughshod over supporters’ wishes, sacking a Chelsea legend who had delivered us the European Cup and the FA Cup just months before in the process.’