Chelsea calls off vic­tory pa­rade

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

LONDON — Premier League cham­pion Chelsea has called off its vic­tory pa­rade be­cause of the at­tack in Manch­ester.

Chelsea says it would be in­ap­pro­pri­ate to hold a pa­rade in London this week­end fol­low­ing Mon­day’s bomb­ing at a con­cert in Manch­ester.

The club says “given the height­ened se­cu­rity threat an­nounced by the gov­ern­ment, and rec­og­niz­ing that this is a de­vel­op­ing sit­u­a­tion, we have given this care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion.”

Chelsea also says it does not want to di­vert emer­gency ser­vices.

English cham­pi­ons tra­di­tion­ally cel­e­brate by driv­ing through the city streets on an open top bus, with play­ers hold­ing tro­phies and wav­ing to fans.

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