A Chelsea supporter threw his membership card on to the pitch in frustration after Antonio Rudiger came over to apologise in the aftermath of their 6-0 defeat away by Manchester City.
Chelsea fans were livid following a woeful performance that has intensified the uncertainty regarding the future of manager Maurizio Sarri.
After the game defender Rudiger went over to the club's supporters to give his shirt to a fan and apologise for the display.
A Chelsea fan throws his season ticket card onto the pitch after a confrontation with Antonio Rudiger #cfc
— Carl Recine (@carlrecine) February 10, 2019
CHELSEA'S LAST FOUR LEAGUE GAMES
Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0
Chelsea 5 Huddersfield 0
Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0
Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0
One fan berated Rudiger, while another appeared to swear at him.
And it was after one confrontation that a fan threw his membership card, which gives supporters the opportunity to buy tickets before they go on sale to the public, on to the pitch.
Nevertheless Rudiger did receive some praise for his actions.
Twitter user Lewis, @CarefreeLewisG, posted a video of Rudiger coming over to the fans and stated: 'At least he cares'.
With Chelsea in sixth place in the Premier League having lost three of their last four top flight fixtures, Sarri's future has been called into question.
Chelsea are in Europa League action against Malmo next week but they have some tough games on the horizon, including Manchester United in the FA Cup, Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final and Tottenham in the Premier League.
Rudiger staying to apologise to Chelsea fans.At least he cares pic.twitter.com/lmLyEprK1c
— Lewis (@CarefreeLewisG) February 10, 2019