These Chelsea fans accuse own club of ‘racism’ in furious reaction to deleted tweet seen as disrespectful towards their black players

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Some Chelsea fans have been left furious with a social media post that has been deemed racially insensitive at the very least.

Ahead of the side’s final Premier League game of the season against Aston Villa, a pre-match graphic was published, but the nature of it saw it quickly deleted by the club.

Manager Thomas Tuchel was at the front of the image, with Villa Park in the backdrop, but for some strange reason the first-team’s Black players were all positioned at the back of the graphic.

Despite the likes of Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy and Reece James being key starters for the side since their resurgence under the Tuchel, they were all left as small blips on the imagery.

There’s been no explanation for the graphic as of yet, it really doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s not as though the players that would take part against Villa were all pushed to the front, as Rudiger, James and Mendy all started.

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Here is some Chelsea supporters reacted to the controversial graphic:

The players at the front of the graphic aren’t necessarily the side’s most important as Christian Pulisic has played a lesser role this term, so that’s another possible explanation out the window.

Alphabetical order for either surnames, forenames or both still wouldn’t arrange the players in this manner so it seems completely random or more sinister, which has sparked angry reaction from some.

It’s pretty surprising and perhaps concerning to see that this imagery was sanctioned for publish across the side’s social media channels and this issue wasn’t flagged beforehand.