A history lesson is in order for the Chelsea fans at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight.
The visiting supporters were in good voice as their side swaggered to a three-nil lead just after half-time but they somewhat embarrassed themselves with an ill-advised chant directed at their opponents.
A few minutes after Tiemoue Bakayoko opened the scoring for the Blues’, the away end serenaded the home fans with a chorus of ‘Champions of England, you’ll never sing that!’ much to their own amusement.
There’s just one problem — Huddersfield have been champions of England three times.
The Terriers won the old first division three years in a row from 1924 – 1926.
That means Huddersfield fans could have directed the chant in question to Chelsea fans for over thirty years, as the Blues didn’t win their first league title until 1955.
In fact, Chelsea didn’t draw level with Huddersfield in terms of league titles until 2006.
Granted, it’s been a very long time since Huddersfield were champions of England.
But if you’re going to sign that song you had better be sure of your history; otherwise you end up looking rather foolish.
Chelsea fans are regularly subjected to taunts from their rivals alleging their current fan base only began showing interest in the club once Roman Abramovich invested his billions.
Tonight’s slip-up will only give the Chelsea-baiters more fuel to stoke that particular fire.
Maybe just stick to that ‘Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelseaaaa’ chant next time, eh?