Posted on: Wed 20 Jun 2012
The official Chelsea website has been asked by supporters who take care of the big blue flags seen in the stands at Chelsea games to publish the following request for new flag designs.
The request reads:
New Blue Flag Competition!
Once again, Chelsea supporters are being asked to show off their artistic skills and come up with ideas for a new flag that will be put on show preceding specific home matches. The creator of the design chosen will win two tickets to a game of his or her choice at Stamford Bridge.
Currently, supporters in the Matthew Harding Stand participate in the build-up to games by displaying overhead banners in both the upper and lower tiers. The new flag will be put on show for big matches only but, nevertheless, will hopefully become as big a part of the pre-match ritual as the two standards mentioned above.
The Blue 'Pride of London' Flag was prominent in Munich prior to Chelsea's appearance in the Champions League Final against Bayern and, as well as showing the world who it represents, the flag always seems to give supporters a boost and undoubtedly helps to add to the pre-match atmosphere.
Those taking part should note that designs must be of a good standard and in jpeg format and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your emails 'Flag Competition'. The deadline for entries is July 15th. No correspondence regarding the winning design will be entered into.
Good luck - and keep the Blue Flag flying high!