Daniel Amartey has been branded as “disrespectful” by angry Chelsea fans following a video that circulated on social media after Saturday’s FA Cup final.
Leicester City won their first ever FA Cup with a 1-0 victory thanks to a stunning long-range effort from Youri Tielemans.
Midfielder Amartey, 26, did not feature in the game as a substitute but joined in with the wild celebrations in their Wembley dressing room afterwards.
He approached the camera holding the Chelsea pennant, which are traditionally exchanged before kick-off, and then threw it over his shoulder as it landed crumpled on the floor.
Daniel Amartey was being filmed inside the dressing room at Wembley after Leicester won the trophy
Chelsea and Leicester play again on Tuesday in the Premier League, which will be a key fixture in defining the top four positions.
After seeing the video clip on Twitter, numerous fans raged and called for Amartey to be punished.
One user wrote: “It doesn’t matter who you support, You have to admit that this is disrespectful and beyond s***housery, It’s not even funny.”
Another added: “I’d never do this to something used as a symbol of peace and respect for the game we all love. That’s low.”
Daniel Amartey chucked the Chelsea pennant on the floor following Leicester City’s FA Cup final win
There was even a claim for Amartey to be dismissed by the club as one fan ended their tweet with “should be sacked.”
The tweet read: “Absolutely disgusting, did he even play?! If that was a country flag would be different circumstances wouldn’t it !!
“I love my club fair enough we lost to them fair play they have won there first ever FA Cup but to do that to our club crest should be sacked.”
Looking ahead to Tuesday’s repeat fixture, another supporter wished Chelsea would “batter” Leicester while saying Amartey’s actions were “disrespectful & needless.”