Amid concerns over diversity and inclusion, after Chelsea supporters ‘trust, Chelsea supporters’ trust presented the law to the Ricketts family with 77 percent of the fans after Chancellor Joe Ricketts called Muslims “my enemies” amid concerns over diversity and inclusion.
- Chelsea fans ‘don’t believe’ Ricketts family bid to buy club
- Only three percent of supporters support a family in the United States
- Islamophobic remarks made by Joe Ricketts have sparked controversy
- Rival bidders have claimed that family is the priority
- 17,000 Chelsea fans have signed a petition to stop the Rickets from buying the club.
The Chelsea Pro-Trust has stepped up its opposition to a possible acquisition of the Ricketts family club.
Chicago Cubs owners are one of the four shortlisted contenders to buy blues from Roman Abramovich.
Rickets’ bid, backed by US hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin, has been embroiled in controversy following the Islamophobic remarks made by the family’s patriarch, Joe Ricketts.
Chelsea supporters have no ‘distrust’ of the Ricketts family’s bid to buy the London club
The family’s patriarch, Joe Ricketts, called Muslims “my enemies” in leaked emails from 80, 2019.
The 800-year-old, who has no role in the bid to buy Chelsea or Chelsea, described Muslims as “my enemy” in leaked emails from 2019.
This has provoked serious reactions from fans, with siblings Tom and Laura Ricketts, who are leading the speech, falling on deaf ears.
A survey by the Chelsea Supporters Trust found that 77% of fans do not support the Rickets family’s bid and 72% are not confident they will run an inclusive and successful club. Only 3% of respondents were in favor of taking care of the family.
‘Right now, it’s clear that our membership does not support or believe the Rickets family’s bid for the club,’ a CST statement Read on
“It simply came to our notice then.
The pro-Chelsea Trust shared the results of the fan poll in a statement issued on Saturday
Tom Ricketts, who is leading the bid, has continued to apologize for his father’s remarks.
Four teams remain in the race to buy Chelsea from outgoing boss Roman Abramovich
‘The CST Board is guided by our membership, and so we do not currently believe that it is in the best interests of our members for the Ricketts family’s bid to succeed.
“We look forward to hearing from the Ricketts family about the concrete steps being taken to address the well-documented concerns of Chelsea supporters.”
“If the Ricketts publicly set clear and detailed plans for how they will address support concerns, we may re-survey our members next week.”
The poll comes after more than 17,000 signatures were raised by the Ricketts family in a petition to stop Chelsea from buying.
Rival bidders have also been accused of prioritizing family proposals.
Rival bidders say the Rickets have given priority to meeting Paul Canoville
Time Chelsea president Bruce Buck has called for a meeting between Tom Ricketts and former Blues player Paul Canoville to express concern that the rules of the bidding process have been “violated”.
Canoville, the club’s first black player, had earlier called for the family’s bid to be rejected as a result of Joe Ricketts’ remarks.
The other three bidders are a consortium led by Sir Martin Broughton, former chairman of British Airways, and Todd Bohley, co-owner of LA Dodgers, and Stephen Pagliuka, owner of the Boston Celtics, respectively. The last date for submission of bids is April 11.