Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck hands out crisps to fans ahead of Europa League clash against PAOK in Greece


CHELSEA chairman Bruce Buck has stunned fans in Greece by handing out packets of crisps to supporters ahead of their clash against PAOK.

The American was spotted in the stands at the Toumba Stadium handing out the snack before the Blues’ Europa League group stage opener.

Bruce Buck was seen giving out packets of crisps to Chelsea fans ahead of their Europa League clash
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Blues chairman Buck attended the clash against PAOK at the Toumba Stadium

One Chelsea fan at the match, tweeted: “Bruce Buck outside the away end waiting for everyone.”

While another said: “Bruce Buck came to say hello. Bought 10 bags on (sic) potato crisps for some fans he said hello to. In with the lads. …For 4 minutes. No beers bought, mind.”

SunSport understands that Buck went to talk to Chelsea fans after they were waiting up to four hours for buses to the stadium.
The Chelsea chief then saw a vending machine and took some snacks to the away end.


Buck, 72, has been chairman of the West London side since 2003
Chelsea’s last match in the Europa League was when they beat Benfica in the final in 2013
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Buck, 72, travelled to Thessaloniki for the encounter, as Chelsea look to get off to winning ways against Razvan Lucescu’s side.

It is their first Europa League match since they won the trophy during the 2012-13 season, where they beat Benfica 2-1 in the final.

And boss Maurizio Sarri is clearly taking the competition seriously, with the likes of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Willian, Pedro and Alvaro Morata all starting.

There is still no first start under Sarri for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, with Cesc Fabregas also omitted from the line-up after returning from injury.

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Eden Hazard was rested for the clash against PAOK, as were David Luiz and Mateo Kovacic.

Gary Cahill – who once again starts from the bench – is a reported target for former club Aston Villa, after Steve Bruce missed out on bringing John Terry back.


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