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Chelsea chairman hands out some snacks to traveling Blues fans at PAOK match

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Rewarding fans’ bravery

Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Bruce Buck may look like a Bond villain, with his snow-white hair, immaculate suits, and generally stern expression, but the Chelsea chairman, who’s served in that role for over 15 years, is probably a very nice man whenever he isn’t administering a sacking to the latest poor sap in the Chelsea dugout.

As all good chairmen should, he attends most, if not all Chelsea matches, and sometimes can even be seen mingling “with the people” rather than just sitting in the posh seats. On Thursday, about a half hour prior to kick-off, he was spotted hanging out with the small contingent of away fans.

And not only that, he was handing out some snacks as well to his fellow travelling Blues.

There were only a few Chelsea fans in PAOK’s Toumba Stadium in Greece yesterday, most of them not donning anything Chelsea-related colour- or badge-wise — as recommended by the local authorities before the trip — so the chairman’s small but classy gesture to reward their courage and support was certainly a nice touch.

Even if he only stayed for a few minutes...