Chelsea has canceled Sunday’s scheduled Premier League victory parade after the deadly terrorist attack at Manchester Arena on Monday that claimed 22 lives and injured many more, according to Sky Sports. The Blues won the Premier League this season by seven points over Tottenham, winning 30 of 38 matches on the campaign.
Instead, the Blues will wear black armbands in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal. Chelsea released a statement early on Wednesday regarding the attack and the parade:
Everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts go out to all the victims, and their families and friends.
In light of these tragic events, we feel it is inappropriate to go ahead with the victory parade in London on Sunday.
Makes perfect sense. Hard to celebrate something after the country experienced its most deadly terrorist attack since 2005.
Props to the Blues for realizing that and planning to honor the victims on Saturday.