Petr Cech was Chelsea’s hero in the English team’s only Champions League in 2012. After saving a penalty during the game against Bayern Munich in the final, he avoided two more in the final round after ending the match in a draw. Last Tuesday, Cech, already retired and on the team board, had to make another stop. In this case, he left the team bus to calm the hundreds of club fans who had gathered outside the Stamford Bridge stadium in London before a league game to protest Chelsea’s bet on the Super League. A few hours later, Chelsea announced that it was disengaging from this competition, as the rest of the English teams had previously done.
Billionaires, sheikhs, builders and oil magnates lead the rebellion of wealthy clubs in European football