UEFA Champions League Week Five: Chelsea in trouble, French teams fined

EMPLOYMENT

Two Chelsea players have taken the knee. Magdalena Eriksson sat down on the side of the pitch, holding up a sign saying ‘Disagree with me but respect me’.

The Swedish captain has been in and out of the side this season – earlier this month she was sent off against Antalyaspor for slapping the referee.

Meanwhile, Jess Carter has just lost out on the captaincy. Chelsea team-mate Conte spent much of last season in charge of the Blues and let the England star skipper go on loan to Fulham for the start of the season. She said she didn’t know whether to applaud or simply put down the note and move on.

Did you know? The way, Magdalena Eriksson stood there, instead of kneeling down is called a ‘looping’ position. It is thought this, and the other feet he bent, were in reference to the kneeling Ronaldinho did while playing for Brazil

CHESTERFIELD TROUGHT

Chesterfield have shown support for their players on social media.

Manager Danny Wilson tweeted ‘stand up for rights’ and striker Roarie Deacon explained why he decided to stand up.

He tweeted: ‘Big shout out to our friends at Warrington Town,’ later adding, ‘I’ve gone toe to toe with a couple of coaches at Football League level. Champions and finalists, they don’t deserve it but they stood up for their fans.’

LONDON CRACKER

A sporting code of conduct for the famous South London club has been leaked. It states: ‘Disobey, or take evasive action as a player who decides to play in or takes part in an altercation’.

The area (East Hams) which has been problematic for fans has been recommended as a training area for new players.

CONOR MCGREGOR

The Mancunian McGregor has been fined for putting his middle fingers up.

The 28-year-old Celtic star could potentially miss this weekend’s Champions League tie at Liverpool – according to manager Brendan Rodgers, the Scottish side’s media duties could cost him.

‘Every player will get fined this week. Our head of media has got to attend one of those [media] codes of conduct meetings and we won’t train that week if he’s in there. That’s a decision we’re going to have to make,’ he said.

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