“I thought he was an Arsenal fan?” – Max Verstappen teases Lewis Hamilton over involvement in Chelsea takeover bid


Max Verstappen has given a cheeky dig at his Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton after news broke that the British star would be involved in a takeover bid for Chelsea.

The seven-time world champion was named as part of Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium hoping to buy the Blues.

Hamilton said he supports Arsenal, but was involved in buying Chelsea
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Tennis superstar Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, is also part of the consortium.

Hamilton, who is preparing for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday, has declared himself an Arsenal supporter on several occasions.

And rival Verstappen couldn’t resist mocking the Briton for the move.

Verstappen said: “I’m a PSV fan and I would never buy Ajax.

“And if I were to buy a football club, I would want to be the full owner of it and make the decisions myself, not own a tiny percentage of it.

“I thought he was an Arsenal fan? And if you’re an Arsenal fan for Chelsea, that’s pretty interesting.

“But everyone does what they want with their money so let’s see what comes of it.”

"I thought he was an Arsenal fan?" - Max Verstappen teases Lewis Hamilton over involvement in Chelsea takeover bid
Verstappen highlighted Hamilton’s previous comments about the team he supports
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Broughton believes his offer would give Chelsea the biggest immediate cash injection.

The club is currently subject to a number of restrictions during the sale of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

Three consortia remain in the bidding process after the Ricketts family decided to end their interest.


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