Chelsea Supporters’ Trust ‘neither supports nor has confidence’ in the Ricketts’ family takeover bid

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust lays down the legislation to the Ricketts family with 77 per cent of followers AGAINST their bid to purchase the membership from Roman Abramovich amid considerations over range and inclusion after patriarch Joe Ricketts known as Muslims ‘my enemy’

  • Chelsea followers ‘don’t have any confidence’ in the Ricketts family’s bid to purchase the membership
  • Just three % of supporters are in favour of the US-based family taking on
  • Islamophobic feedback made by Joe Ricketts have mired the bid in controversy

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust have bolstered their opposition to the Ricketts family’s potential takeover of the membership.

The Chicago Cubs homeowners are one in all 4 shortlisted contenders to purchase the Blues from Roman Abramovich.

The Ricketts’ bid – which is backed by US hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin – has been mired in controversy following Islamophobic feedback made by family patriarch Joe Ricketts.

Chelsea supporters 'have no confidence' in the Ricketts family's bid to buy the London club

Chelsea supporters ‘don’t have any confidence’ in the Ricketts family’s bid to purchase the London membership

Family patriarch Joe Ricketts, 80, called Muslims 'my enemy' in leaked emails from 2019

Family patriarch Joe Ricketts, 80, known as Muslims ‘my enemy’ in leaked emails from 2019

The 80-year-old, who has no function at the Cubs or in the bid to purchase Chelsea, described Muslims as ‘my enemy’ in leaked emails from 2019.

It has led to extreme backlash from followers, with the apologies of siblings Tom and Laura Ricketts, who’re main the bid, falling on deaf ears.

A ballot from the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust revealed that 77% of followers don’t assist the Ricketts family’s bid and 72% would not have confidence that they might run an inclusive and profitable membership. Just 3% of respondents had been in favour of the family taking on.

‘At current, it’s clear that our membership neither supports nor has confidence in the Ricketts family’s bid for the membership,’ a CST statement learn.

‘This is reflective of wider considerations articulated by massive, vocal sections of Chelsea’s supporter base.

Chelsea Supporters' Trust shared the results of a fan poll in a statement released on Saturday

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust shared the outcomes of a fan ballot in a press release launched on Saturday

Tom Ricketts, who is leading the bid, has continued to apologise for his father's comments

Tom Ricketts, who’s main the bid, has continued to apologise for his father’s feedback

There are four parties left in the race to buy Chelsea from outgoing owner Roman Abramovich

There are 4 events left in the race to purchase Chelsea from outgoing proprietor Roman Abramovich

‘The CST Board is guided by our membership, and thus we don’t presently imagine it’s in the finest pursuits of our members for the Ricketts family’s bid to succeed.

‘We await additional public element from the Ricketts family on concrete steps they are going to take to handle the well-documented considerations of Chelsea supporters.

‘Should the Ricketts publicly set out clear and detailed plans on how they are going to handle assist considerations, we could survey our members once more in the subsequent week.’

The outcomes of the ballot come after a petition to cease the Ricketts family shopping for Chelsea reached over 17,000 signatures.

There have additionally been allegations from rival bidders that the family’s proposal is being given preferential therapy.

Rival bidders say the Ricketts have received preferential treatment by meeting Paul Canoville

Rival bidders say the Ricketts have obtained preferential therapy by meeting Paul Canoville

The Times have reported that there’s concern that the bidding course of’ guidelines have been ‘breached’ after Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck organised a meeting between Tom Ricketts and former Blues participant Paul Canoville.

Canoville, the membership’s first black participant, had beforehand known as for the family’s bid to be rejected because of Joe Ricketts’ feedback.

The different three bidders are consortiums led by former British Airways chairman Sir Martin Broughton and LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly respectively, in addition to Boston Celtics proprietor Stephen Pagliuca. The deadline for last bids to be submitted is April 11.


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