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Fans question why Chelsea players aren’t wearing black armbands in the FA Cup final

The Blues players took to the pitch without wearing black armbands against Arsenal, and fans are asking questions.

The FA Cup final at Wembley saw Chelsea take on Arsenal for the world’s oldest cup competition.

But there was one thing missing from the Blues attire – black armbands.

The West London club announced earlier this week they would be wearing black armbands as a mark of respect after the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday.

Arsenal’s players donned black armbands for the minute’s silence…

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Arsenal’s players donned black armbands for the minute’s silence…

…while Chelsea’s players did not.

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…while Chelsea’s players did not.

Arsenal faced Chelsea in a tense FA Cup final

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Arsenal faced Chelsea in a tense FA Cup final

However, as the players took to the pitch, fans were quick to notice that while the Arsenal players donned the armbands, the Chelsea players did not.

UPDATED: The BBC’s Dan Walker has tweeted to say the mistake was a genuine error, and they will be on for the second half.

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