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Amidst fan rage, Chelsea returned 800 Champions League tickets for price and rules

Chelsea returned 800 more of the 5 tickets it had allocated, 800 in the Champions League final with Manchester City at Porto. The tickets were part of a charter package in which the flights were subsidized by the club.

Returned tickets are £ 200 but supporters were hesitant about the apparent restrictions on the price and package deal.

Chelsea Supporters' Trust (CST) board member Dan Silver told the BBC: “UEFA's indifference towards fans was once again on the agenda. They became our friends in the European Super League, but now they turn their backs on us.

“Uefa's insistence on charter flights – initially linked to) Percentage of tickets returned by clubs – only spending 24 hours with added Covid testing and additional costs in Portugal made it very prohibitive. While there are obvious solutions closer to home, selling tickets for up to €400 for a limited-access final with unnecessary travel is overkill. “

The CST had previously criticized Uefa's decision to host the match in Portugal, as his move to Wembley collapsed as the UK government would not provide unquarantined access to sponsors, broadcasters and VIPs during the coronavirus outbreak.

Ticket pricing has also been criticized, with prices starting from £ 60 and rising to almost £ 350. The final was to be played in Istanbul until the government puts Turkey on the high-risk "red list" for international travel.

Sheikh Mansour, the owner of the city, announced that he will pay the travel fee. The costs of club supporters participating in the final.

CST as well as City's 1894 Group tweeted on Wednesday: “ChelseaSTrust & WeAre 1894 Stand together against the lies, greed, hypocrisy and deception of Uefa and their president, Aleksander Cefer. The post featured a picture of Ceferin under the title "Greedy Father" in which he mocked him for resembling Vito Corleone in the Godfather.

Uefa and the Portuguese football federation (FPF) made a statement on Wednesday afternoon giving more detailed information about which fans could expect to travel with official packages. "The overwhelming majority of the fans of the two finalist clubs will travel through organized statutes, as agreed by Uefa, FPF and Portuguese officials."

“In a comprehensive and efficient Airport mobility system is in place to welcome fans traveling and take them directly to the fan meeting points; this can only be reached with evidence of a negative test result. These measures are aimed at ensuring that both visiting fans and locals have a safe day out. "

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Supporters will need a PCR test 72 hours before and after their return after another test. The capacity of the match at Estádio do Dragão is 24,500, a third of what it usually holds.

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