Chelsea Sent a Manager to Buy 20 Plain Blue Jerseys for a Game Today After Their Sponsor Asked to Be Removed Immediately

Now is not the best time there's ever been to be a Chelsea fan.

Just today, the club found out the UK government was placing sanctions on owner and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich and, in turn, the club itself. Chelsea can no longer even sell tickets to matches and may have to travel to games commercially or by bus thanks to spending limits imposed by the government.

Now, the team can't even wear its own uniforms after Three Communications asked to have its logo removed from the club's shirts. Here's the thing: they play at 2:30 ET today. So apparently a manager went to a sporting goods store and bought 20 plain blue jerseys for the team to wear.

I can't wait to watch this. It's giving 2007 Virginia Tech vibes when some of the Hokies had to wear Georgia Tech jerseys and write on them in Sharpie.

Imagine being the guy who sold those jerseys today turning on the TV later and seeing N'Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic — the LeBron James of soccer — wearing the blank blue shirts you sold to somebody earlier.

I will definitely be tuning in to see Norwich City taking on one of the best clubs in the world dressed as a youth league team.