Chelsea say the situation in Ukraine is ‘terrible’ after owner Roman Abramovich failed to mention the crisis in a stewardship statement. UK News

Chelsea Football Club issued a statement saying the situation in Ukraine is ‘terrible and disastrous’ – just hours after owner Roman Abramovich failed to mention the crisis in his leadership announcement.

The Russian billionaire said yesterday he was handing over the “caretaker and care” of the Premier League team to its charitable foundation trustees.

Abramovich will remain the owner of Chelsea, but will not be involved in any decision-making at the Stamford Bridge club.

Labor MP Chris Bryant claimed in the House of Commons on Thursday that the UK government should consider “seizing some of its assets” and removing the 55-year-old from ownership of Chelsea.

“The situation in Ukraine is appalling and devastating. The thoughts of Chelsea FC are with everyone in Ukraine. Everyone at the club is praying for peace,” Chelsea said in a statement on Sunday.

Yesterday Abramovich said: “In my almost 20 years as owner of Chelsea FC, I have always seen my role as a goalkeeper for the club, whose job it is to ensure that we live as much as possible in today’s future, Playing a positive role in our communities.

“I have always taken decisions in the interest of the club,” he said. I stick to these values.

“That is why today I entrust the management and care of Chelsea FC to the trustees of the Chelsea Charitable Foundation.

“I think they are currently in the best position to protect the interests of the club, players, staff and supporters.”

You May Also Like

About the Author: Forrest Morton

Organizer. Zombie aficionado. Wannabe reader. Passionate writer. Twitter lover. Music scholar. Web expert.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.