Chelsea fans told to stop chanting Roman Abramovich during Ukraine tributes by supporters’ trust

Thomas Tuchel has slammed some of the away fans who chanted the Chelsea owner’s name during a minute’s applause for Ukraine ahead of the club’s 4-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.

Tuchel urged fans to ‘show respect’ and the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) echoed his view.

Chelsea face Norwich at Carrow Road on Thursday and a Trust spokesperson said: “Singing Mr Abramovich’s name at this time was clearly inappropriate. There is a time and a place for it.

“From the first to the 90th minute during the game is good, but not during the minute marked as a tribute to the Ukrainian people.

“With Norwich, we hope the supporters will take the manager’s comments on board and respect the applause or silence of the minute.”

Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and amid calls from MPs for him to be sanctioned.

British property tycoon Nick Candy is considering a bid to buy Chelsea from Abramovich, with a redevelopment of Stamford Bridge at the heart of his plans. The billionaire Chelsea fan is among a host of names to confirm his interest in acquiring the European champions.

Abramovich is not convinced by the American-Swiss consortium of Todd Boehly and Hansjorg Wyss, which has already submitted an official offer. New York Jets owner Robert “Woody” Johnson is preparing an offer, according to reports in America.

James Reuben, Josh Harris and a consortium from Saudi Arabia are all among a growing list of emerging candidates as the bidding process enters its final stages.

US bank Raine Group has asked bidders to place formal bids by March 15 – and the growing interest is good news for Abramovich, who was hoping to spark a bidding battle when the sale plans are confirmed later. last week.

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