Mauricio Pochettino was forced to intervene against an abusive Chelsea fan who clashed with striker Nicolas Jackson after the Blues’ disappointing 2-0 defeat.
The Senegalese striker reportedly silenced a fan who had insulted him as the teams were tied 0-0 at half-time.
Several match reporters said on X that the fan said to Jackson, “Why don’t you score a goal?”
The 22-year-old then silenced the person, causing anger. At that moment, Pochettino jumped to his player’s defense and asked the supporter to sit down.
The former Tottenham manager is under enormous pressure after a shocking defeat to Brentford.
Nicolas Jackson reportedly silenced a Chelsea fan who said: “Why don’t you score a goal?”
Mauricio Pochettino suffered a shock defeat at home to Brentford and exited in 11th place
Jackson, making his seventh league start this season, was extremely quiet for the Blues.
Later, another altercation broke out between Pochettino’s No.2 Jesus Perez and Bernardo Cueva, a member of Frank’s backroom team, which saw the Chelsea man sent off and anger in the Blues camp also become clear.
In fact, Pochettino’s players didn’t give their fans much to get excited about and they inevitably got booed again.
After the encouraging performance against Arsenal, even after squandering a two-goal lead late on, this was a mediocre performance, lacking inspiration, opportunity and intent apart from Cole Palmer. Chelsea won the ball but Brentford had the better chances.
In the moments when Brentford pressed forward there was far greater intent, not least because Ethan Pinnock outran the snoozing Chelsea defenders and headed in the visitors’ opener before Bryan Mbeumo scored a second in stoppage time.