CHELSEA fans covered the club’s now distanced kit sponsors up with black tape as they arrived for the game against Newcastle.

Sunday’s game against the newly mega-rich Newcastle could be the last home game of the Roman Abramovich era.

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Fans covered up Three’s logo on the front of the shirtCredit: PA
Black tape was used to cover up the sponsor

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Black tape was used to cover up the sponsorCredit: REUTERS
Another fans says 'don't use Chelsea for your bulls**t politics'

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Another fans says ‘don’t use Chelsea for your bulls**t politics’
A fanzine had a picture of Abramovich on the front

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A fanzine had a picture of Abramovich on the frontCredit: GETTY

The billionaire was sanctioned by the UK government due to his close ties with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who ordered the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

As a result, Chelsea have been directly affected by the government’s sactions.

And the club has been left unable to sell home or away match tickets.

Chelsea were also forced to close their club shop at Stamford Bridge as they’re banned from selling merchandise.

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Ingoing and outgoing transfers are also banned, and the club cannot renew players’ contracts.

The likes of Antonio Rudiger, club captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen could all leave for FREE in the summer when their contracts are up.

Chelsea have also lost £170million in sponsorship between just Three and car manufacturer Hyundai.

And some fans feel the club are paying a price for Abramovich’s involvement with Putin.

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Fans could be seen with tape over kit sponsor Three’s logo.

Whilst one fan wrote on a sign: “Don’t use Chelsea for your bulls**t politics. Forever Chelsea.”

A fanzine also had Abramovich’s face on the front of it, alongside Azpilicueta.