The player whose absence from the 2012 Champions League final because of suspension was cruelly ‘revealed’ to him by Sky reporter Geoff Shreeves has sparked huge celebrations among Chelsea fans because he is injured.
The Serbian defender’s form has come in for criticism this season as the Blues have shipped 17 Premier League goals in eight matches.
But Ivanovic’s season took an even bigger dip on Thursday when he suffered a hamstring injury playing for Serbia in Albania and had to go off in the first half.
Chelsea fans took to twitter to ‘bemoan’ the fate of their full back, some joking it could be the turning point of their season.
With friends like that, Ivanovic doesn’t need enemies, as the tweets below prove.
— 90thMin ⚽️ (@90thMin) October 8, 2015
Beyond embarrassing to see people who purport to be Chelsea fans happy about one of “their” players, Branislav Ivanovic, getting injured.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) October 8, 2015
Branislav Ivanovic injured, Bad news for every other team in Premier League #CFC
— Huddlestone (@HEELBash) October 9, 2015
Ivanovic’s injury is bad news but for the team it’s great news.
— George Hail (@ChelseaFan2405) October 9, 2015
My good Lord decided to start my day with a good news. Come join me as I celebrate Branislav Ivanovic’s injury??????
— Cross˚ (@Elcrucifixio) October 9, 2015
Things may be looking up for Chelsea and Mourinho – Ivanovic is injured!
— Jon Benjamin (@JonBenjamin19) October 9, 2015
Chelsea Fans react to the news of Ivanovic’s injury… pic.twitter.com/0FBFjRYgmZ
— SirLAMPS (@Super_Spotter) October 9, 2015
Via Yahoo Sport UK