Britain has punished Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC for 20 years, for his links with Vladimir Putin. His assets have been frozen and his club is now up for sale.
Together, according to Sky Sports, Williams and Hamilton decided to contribute just over 245 million Swedish kronor to one of the bidders, Sir Martin Brayton.
Today’s Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton was asked at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s race in Imola, Italy, if his interest was genuine.
“When I heard about this opportunity, I thought, ‘Wow, it’s one of the biggest opportunities you can have, to be a part of something so big,'” said Hamilton.
Hamilton was asked at today’s press conference if he loves Chelsea.
Is there any truth in the rumors (about the purchase)?
His sister forced him to like Arsenal
Hamilton also spoke about what puzzled some – isn’t Hamilton an Arsenal fan?
The F1 star says his sister persuaded him as a young man to stay at Arsenal, but he often went and saw Chelsea with his uncle.
My sister hit me hard on the arm and said I should rejoice at Arsenal. I remember when I was 5-6 years old I became an Arsenal fan. Hamilton says my uncle Terry is a big Chelsea fan, so I went to play matches with him.
Chelsea is one of the most successful clubs in the world and when I heard about it, I thought it was one of the biggest opportunities you can have, to be part of something very big.
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