CHELSEA are looking stupid after posting a mock-up of Thomas Tuchel as Alan Partridge at the same time as news of the sanctions broke.
The government has frozen Roman Abramovich's assets sparking fears Chelsea could go into administration.
And while the club was plunged into uncertainty The Blues media team looked forward to their trip to Norwich later today with an ill-timed Twitter post.
The picture shows Tuchel wearing headphones and holding a mug in the style of iconic TV character Alan Partridge.
Though the German's mug reads: "Chelsea Football Club. Champions of the world."
Partridge is a Norwich resident on the show, hence the reference ahead of Chelsea's visit to Carrow Road.
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Fans of other clubs have started to mock their rivals in response to the post.
One football fan wrote: "Chelsea fans frantically joining the sugar daddy app."
Another added: "Chelsea get sanctioned, everywhere they gooooooooo."
A Chelsea fan said: "Read the room admin."
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But Chelsea supporters have nothing to laugh about following news that Abramovich has been sanctioned due to his links with Vladimir Putin.
And to make matters worse, the social media team has not posted since with some fans crying out for a statement to be released.
There is huge concern around the club and an emergency board meeting is being held.
Chelsea chiefs will also meet with government officials to work out a way to safeguard the future of the club, which has a wage bill believed to be in the region of £28million a month.
Revenue streams have been hit with the club shop closed and unable to sell merchandise.
There will also be a ban on selling tickets which means only season ticket holders will be able to attend home matches – with no away fans in attendance.
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