The Ricketts family has confirmed its withdrawal from the fight to buy Chelsea Football Club.
Ever since Roman Abramovich put the blues up for sale, the Ricketts family have been one of the main names likely to take over at Stamford Bridge.
However, they experienced a fair amount of fan reaction in the process. according to football. LondonThis follows a republishing of Splinter’s leaked emails from 2017 exposing Joe Ricketts’ anti-Islam statements.
The most shared quotes by Chelsea supporters came in the form of Islam being referred to as a ‘sect’, where he also revealed that the paterfamilias commented that “Muslims are naturally an enemy (us). For their deep hostility and prejudice against non-Muslims.”
The above reactions included the creation of the NoToRicketts hashtag, followed by a small protest outside Stamford Bridge:
“F*** off Ricketts, you’re not wanted here.” #cfc #NoToRicketts pic.twitter.com/wyd0b04Huo
– Nizaar Kinsella April 2, 2022
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The Ricketts family withdraws interest from Chelsea
Despite this, it now appears as if the Ricketts family is no longer in a race to buy Chelsea.
As reported by various sources, the Ricketts family released a statement confirming that they have decided not to make a final bid for Chelsea:
“The Ricketts-Griffin-Gilbert Group has decided, after careful consideration, not to make a final offer to Chelsea Football Club,” a statement from the Ricketts family read.
“In the process of finalizing the proposal, it became increasingly clear that some issues could not be addressed in light of the unusual dynamics around the sale.
“We have great admiration for Chelsea and their fans and wish the new owners well.”
Withdrew Ricketts offer led by Chelsea. He told us it wasn’t about the fans’ reaction but more about their inability to agree on a deal. #CFC pic.twitter.com/qgTS3rd4BK
– Nizaar Kinsella April 15, 2022
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