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Childish Chelsea Chanting

Monday 14th March 2022

By Patrick Bullick

At STANLEY PROPERTY LONDON we are all staunch Chelsea FC fans.

We have been embarrassed by the fans chanting of Roman Abramovich’s name at away games. The away fans are the die-hard characters and do not represent the majority of normal fans who abhor such conduct.

Abramovich’s links to Moscow have always been an issue of concern for the thinking fan - and there are some!

However, it is quite a leap to suggest that Roman is in favour of the dreadful war against Ukraine or as Boris suggested- has blood on his hands. Abramovich and the other oligarchs don’t wield any real power over Putin. Quite the opposite.

We don’t have a problem with the principle of sanctioning Abramovich but it would be a gross irresponsibility if the Govt does not allow Chelsea FC to be sold to the best bidder – and soon.

There are many jobs at risk if the club folds – and not just footballers- and there would be knock on affects across the whole sector.

Abramovich has already said any proceeds, including the £1.5bn loan he will not claim back, will go to a Ukrainian Relief Fund. This allocation of the likely £3bn proceeds is exactly what should happen. Whatever his reasons this is good out of bad.

Any blocking of a sale or freezing of the funds by the authorities would deprive the Ukrainians in need.

Pragmatism is required.

PB

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