Peter Cech has hit out at the Chelsea supporters who sent him death threats on social media after he joined Arsenal this week, saying that they “are not true fans”.
The 33-year-old left Stamford Bridge after 11 trophy-laded years to sign for Arsenal for £11m, and was soon abused by some fans on Twitter and Facebook.
He was sent death threats and labelled as a snake. One Chelsea fan in Kuwait posted a video of him burning a Chelsea goalkeeper shirt.
Cech has now hit back at those fans, saying: “The true fans have sent me messages that are pleasing and positive. True fans will appreciate what I’ve done and the legacy I’ve left.
“There are some people who have left me negative messages, but they aren’t true Chelsea fans.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said of the move after it was announced: “Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us. He has proven over many seasons that he is one of the outstanding keepers in the world and he will add great strength to our squad.”