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Roman Abramovich: I've Taken The Decision To Sell Chelsea FC

Roman Abramovich: I've Taken The Decision To Sell Chelsea FC

Roman Abramovich, the owner of an English club, Chelsea FC, has announced that he has decided to sell the club amid growing tensions between European countries and Russia, his country, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine over alleged human rights abuses. In a statement posted on the club’s website, Abramovich said he believes the “difficult” decision is in the best interest of the club. He said:

I would like to address the speculation in media over the past few days in relation to my ownership of Chelsea FC. As I have stated before, I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the Club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the Club, the fans, the employees, as well as the Club’s sponsors and partners.

The sale of the Club will not be fast-tracked but will follow due process. I will not be asking for any loans to be repaid. This has never been about business nor money for me, but about pure passion for the game and Club. Moreover, I have instructed my team to set up a charitable foundation where all net proceeds from the sale will be donated. The foundation will be for the benefit of all victims of the war in Ukraine. This includes providing critical funds towards the urgent and immediate needs of victims, as well as supporting the long-term work of recovery.

Please know that this has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, and it pains me to part with the Club in this manner. However, I do believe this is in the best interest of the Club.

I hope that I will be able to visit Stamford Bridge one last time to say goodbye to all of you in person. It has been a privilege of a lifetime to be part of Chelsea FC and I am proud of all our joint achievements. Chelsea Football Club and its supporters will always be in my heart.

Thank you,

Roman

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22 Comments

Sullivan 2 months ago

true DAT


Sullivan 2 months ago

true DAT


Sullivan 2 months ago

true DAT


Baba Gumede 2 months ago

please add more sports stories and soccer fixtures updates and livescores and you will get a million downloads of this app in a day .


Tatrie 2 months ago

Ndanzwa kt Masiiwa ndiye anoida kuitenga


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Suarez 2 months ago

Chelsea ichatengwa ne hama dza Bin Laden. Mirayi muwone.


$UB 2 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂haya hazviko

Dillah dissoh 2 months ago

Musazvinetse henyu ndaita payment kare Chelsea yayangu


Godaz 2 months ago

Ngaaise number dzake dzeecocash ndimuisire mari yke


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Bidding starts @ 10 rtgs, do I here 10 rtgs anyone?🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


$UB 2 months ago

Too late

Lusto 2 months ago

😂😂

chikandamina 2 months ago

Putin haaite kuuraisa vana,vapera.


tinmike 2 months ago

as sad as it is, what choice did Putin have ?? it's a hard decision he had to make

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Big of him to donate proceeds from sale to victims of the war in Ukraine.

As I have said elsewhere, not all Russians support Putin's misadventures in Ukraine.

Big up Roman


Machiavelli 2 months ago

I know he's one of the oligarchs that were behind Putin.

IRS not the selling that I am supporting. Certainly pressure to sell has been there.

What I acknowledge as big-heartedness is for the proceeds to go to the victims of the Russian putsch.
THAT IS BEING VERY CONSIDERATE.

He could have just taken the money for himself. And reading between the lines, that action of supporting Putin's victims, is in a way dissociating himself from Putin

Gundwane Ndiweni 2 months ago

Lol dude. Roman is a huge friend of Putin and also his advisor. What the fvck are you talking about? He is selling because he has no option, the Britush government was going to push him out eventually.

Bounty Hunter 2 months ago

Hazvikonesi hondo izvi

Russia & Ukraine continue with your story

Cold war has just passed


Nkust 2 months ago

@Bright, Russia will pay a heavy price for invasion of Ukraine, ndizvo zvairehwa, the only tool Britain knows best kana wazogara i sanction, Britain ikaku sanctionera America chaiyo unoihwa yoti we can't breathe


Bright 2 months ago

Putin akonzeresa a zvokonzeresa ku team izvi bcz achauya wacho anenge and plan yakewo haaa ma 1


Bright 2 months ago

😀😀😀😀 Chelsea I team yangu bt ma warriors haa kana andidi kufa ne bp ini

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Madii kutenga team mdara handiti ndeyenyu pa moyo me ma warriors 😂😂😂😂


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