UK Government sanctioned Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
Posted on: 10th March,2022
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government – meaning he is now unable to sell the club.
Football clubs are cultural assets and the bedrock of our communities.
If you go to a game at Stamford Bridge, I imagine you’ll still be able to buy food and drink, but you won’t be able to buy anything from the club shop.
What does this mean for the sale of Chelsea?
Sports lawyer Stephen Taylor Heath explains what the sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovich will mean for Chelsea and a potential sale.
So the current season-ticket holders can attend games because they’ve already contracted with the club, spectators who want to buy tickets for games can’t because that is a new transaction.
“The CST implores the Government to conduct a swift process to minimize the uncertainty over Chelsea’s future, for supporters to be given a golden share as part of a sale of the club.”