It’s a given that the threads you wear to a football match are pretty important. If you’re caught on the wrong side in the wrong colours, shit can go down.
Emily Rogawski, a Chelsea enthusiast and Drogba obsessive, wore her blue and white Chelsea jacket to a Manchester United versus Everton match.
It didn’t take long for people on Twitter to notice the blonde New Yorker who stuck out like a sore thumb.
People were quick to assume she was clueless, but in fact she is a die hard football fan and put the haters in their place, the Mirror reports.
Young lady wearing Chelsea jacket at Everton v Man Utd what is the game coming to ??? pic.twitter.com/97aTik0VIu
— Craig Summers (@Craig148) December 4, 2016
After becoming a mini viral sensation, Emily decided to explain that her Chelsea jacket was the only winter coat she had… not sure I believe that considering she’s from freezing New York.
Why's she wearing a chelsea coat at everton v man utd? pic.twitter.com/gcaC11yc6w
— Stevie Kelly (@steviekelly85) December 4, 2016
The committed Blues fan also made it to Chelsea’s away win against Man City yesterday…
Rogawski now lives in Liverpool and spends all her money on football tickets. Plenty of people commended her on Twitter for her commitment to the team.
truly loves Chelsea and she proved it despite all odds. Great lady.
— Nadeem (@musanadym) December 5, 2016
She’s an inspiration to football fans everywhere…
If only all football fans showed a level of dedication to the game similar to @EmilyRogawski
— Matthew Knights (@mattknights1997) December 5, 2016
Also she is completely and utterly obsessed with Drogba, just read her letter of thanks on Instagram.
Since its Thanksgiving I would like to say Merci @didierdrogba !?? There is so much to thank you for & not enough room on Instagram. Over these past few years the gratitude I've had towards you has deeply intensified. I am so thankful that the beautiful game has a beautiful player like yourself. And that I've gotten to witness the magic you create multiple times. Thank you for showing me how important it is to be good in who you are as person and not only in what you do as a profession. Thank you for what you do off the pitch, showing that football truly is more than just a game. I'm grateful for the way you opened my eyes to a new style of football many years ago when I first watched you play. My love for the game has grown immensely since. Thank you for always inspiring me to be a better player and person. Thank you for the little things that put the biggest smile on my face like the "Hello Emily" & all the waves from the pitch. I'm so thankful for the time you spared me & conversations you shared with me. That is the greatest gift I could ever receive. Thank you for believing in me, understanding me, and pushing me to keep fighting. Thank you for always making my mom so happy as well. I'll never be able to thank you enough for that. I'm thankful for all that you brought to MLS (& I hope will continue with another team). You made people fall in love with the game. A game still growing here. & you made your teammates better & passed onto them lessons that will stay with them forever. They'll pass those lessons on & MLS will be in a better place than when you found it all because of you. Thank you for happiness & always making me feel so alive. When I often feel lost I know that watching you play will always feel like home. I also have to say thank you for putting up with my craziness these past few years!!!? I hope you see it was all out of love? Even though I wrote you a letter that was almost a whole book, I'll spend forever trying to show you how appreciated you are. Thank you for everything Didier. I'll never be able to thank you enough. I hope to see you soon?⚽️ #DailyDoseOfDidier #HappyThanksgiving
She explained that it is the only winter coat she has…
Whoever is hating on me for wearing my Chelsea jacket please feel free to buy me a winter coat cus this is the only one I have… pic.twitter.com/IP2aQ24taf
— Emily Rogawski (@EmilyRogawski) December 4, 2016
She told him…
Respect to Emily for standing up for herself.
She’s probably a much more serious football fan than most of the people who called her out!