Petr Cech has hit back at those who have sent him abusive messages on Twitter following his move to Arsenal, and referred to those who do as not “true” Chelsea fans.
Cech, 33, left Stamford Bridge after 11 years in which he established himself as Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper, and possibly the best the club has ever had. Chelsea won four Premiership titles, including the first for 50 years, and the Champions League along with several domestic cups.
The Czech moved to Arsenal on Monday for almost £11 million after losing his place to Thibaus Courtois last season and he has been the subject of abuse on social media, especially Twitter, which went as far as death threats.
He is quoted in the Telegraph as saying:
The true fans have sent me messages that are pleasing and positive. “True fans will appreciate what I’ve done and the legacy I’ve left. There are some people who have left me negative messages, but they aren’t true Chelsea fans.”