As many things are coming to light since Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea on sale, another bizarre incident has come up. Roman Abramovich announced last week that he is selling the club amidst unwanted international situations. Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Britain along with other European nations has come down heavily on Russia. Britain has already imposed heavy sanctions on Russia, and are now looking to sanction the Russian oligarchs. Abramovich happens to be one of the oligarchs and could face many troubles from the UK government.
After repeated protests in the parliament against Abramovich’s ownership of Chelsea, the Russian finally decided to sell the club. His first move of distancing himself from the club, with handing the “stewardship and care” of the club to its trustees didn’t go down well. As a result, Roman Abramovich finally decided to give up the ownership of Chelsea. Many have spoken about their instances with the Russian, while West Ham United’s vice-chairman Baroness Karen Brady has revealed her strange encounter with him.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich carrying “guns”
Brady has shed some light on an incident from her Birmingham City days. The 52-year-old described her experience of meeting Abramovich at an FA Cup tie.
In her column in The Sun, Brady wrote,
“I was in place at Birmingham City when Abramovich came to watch as we played Chelsea in the FA Cup.There were rumors he was a dodgy man with dodgy money. I was told he had a jet permanently parked on a runway in case he had to escape from anyone or anything.”
“He arrived with armed bodyguards and we had to point out it was against the law to carry guns in the UK”. However, Brady did admit that Abramovich understood the situation and displayed “professionalism”. The West ham vice-chairman said, “But everyone associated with Chelsea, including him, displayed nothing but professionalism and respect.”
Tuchel lambasts Chelsea fans
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel went berserk against Chelsea fans when they sang Roman Abramovich’s name during the Burnley game. Both the clubs held a minute’s applause for Ukraine, which was shockingly interrupted by Chelsea fans chanting the name of Roman Abramovich. Tuchel looked very disappointed about the same in his post-match press conference.
The manager explained,
“It’s not the moment to do this. If we show solidarity we show solidarity and we should do it together. “We take the knee together. If an important person from our club or another club unfortunately dies we have a minute of respect”.
Tuchel further added,
“It is not the moment to give other messages. It’s the moment to show respect. We want to do this. As a club we need our fans to commit to this minute of applause. We do it for Ukraine and there is no second opinion about this situation. They have our thoughts and our support and we should stand together”.
Chelsea shrugged off their distraction from Roman Abramovich’s situation to smash Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor. Havertz continued his rich vein of form scoring twice, helped by strikes from Reece James and Christian Pulisic. The Blues look set to finish third, opening a five-point gap over fourth-placed Arsenal who have a game in hand. Next up, Chelsea faces relegation-threatened Norwich in the Premier League, and who knows we might see Roman Abramovich replaced by that time.
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