Thiago Silva was involved in an argument with some fans, following Chelsea’s 1-0 Carabao Cup defeat against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.
The Blues missed an opportunity to put their noses in front, ahead of the return leg of the fixture at Stamford Bridge.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side had numerous chances to equalise, and possibly take the lead after Hayden Hackney’s 37th-minute opener, but they were not clinical enough, and ended up on the losing end.
After the match, many Chelsea fans were visibly angry with the team’s performance, and could be heard booing the players as they went to greet them.
Silva later went to calm the fans down, and could be heard arguing with them before he left.
While reacting to the development, Chelsea hero, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said the players made the right decision by going to meet the fans after the game, despite boos.
“Look, they have to go over,” Hasselbaink said, as he watched the incident unfold on Sky Sports.
“Of course, the fans are not going to be happy. But you always go to the fans and you have to make sure in the next game that you make things right.”
Chelsea boss, Pochettino also provided his reaction to the incident, saying in a post-match interview: “I didn’t see what was going on. Fans should feel disappointed but we still have 90 minutes to play.”