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Mason Mount receives a hostile welcome on his return to Stamford Bridge

Mason Mount was once adored by Chelsea fans. He was a boyhood fan who had come through the academy to win the Champions League with the club. However, that all changed last summer when he refused to sign a new contract at the club and instead elected to move to Manchester United for £50m.

The move wasn't well-received by Chelsea fans at the time and on his first return to Stamford Bridge, he was given an unsavoury welcome by the Blues faithful. Mount was brought on from the substitutes bench in the 86th minute to a chorus of boos. The boos and whistles continued every time the midfielder touched the ball, with the Chelsea fans determined to let their former player know exactly how they felt.

At the time of his substitution, Chelsea had surrendered a 2-0 lead to trail 3-2 so the feeling inside the stadium was fairly negative which didn't help matters. However, the Blues fans would end up leaving Stamford Bridge in ecstasy after two late goals from Cole Palmer won them the match at the death.

Mason Mount Stamford Bridge reception: Fans react

The reception that Mount received at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night was surprising to many football fans online with countless people pointing out the fact that the 25-year-old played a huge part in Chelsea's Champions League triumph in 2021.

One fan said: “Couldn’t believe the reception Mason Mount received. Actually pretty sad. Deserved far better.” A second added: “What even is this reception for Mason Mount from the Chelsea fans? Doesn’t deserve the boos and the chants.”

Chelsea fans were quick to defend the boos, explaining that it was the way that Mount forced his way out of the club that had prompted the negative reception.

One fan explained: “Juan Mata always got a good reception at Stamford bridge after his move to Man Utd cos 1) he didn’t force the move. 2) he was actually a good footballer.” Another posted: “He getting booed because of how he left. And for United as well…”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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