That is not how he dreamed his preseason with the Blues would go, but he has no one to blame but himself.
After infuriating Chelsea’s Chinese fans, as well as Chinese football followers in general, with a couple of totally inappropriate posts on his Instagram account, Kenedy has been sent back to London, with his participation in their Asia tour cut short.
Chelsea FC can confirm that Kenedy has returned to the UK and will play no further part in the Club’s pre-season tour of Asia
Inter Sports, the company that sponsored Chelsea’s game against Arsenal in Beijing, posted on their Weibo page.
Kenedy was the target of jeers in that game, coming from fans of both teams, who were aware of his insulting (to China and the Chinese people) Instagram posts.
The young Brazilian did apologise, but he didn’t make things any better for him.
I would like to apologise to the people of China for the offence I have caused. It was never my intention to insult or offend anyone at all and I now realise that my comments were totally inappropriate
he mentioned in a written statement, which was simply too little too late.