Breaking News: UK Finally Makes Official Sanction Statement On Roman Abramovich

Breaking News: UK Finally Makes Official Sanction Statement On Roman Abramovich

The British Government has finally sanctioned Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich alongside several other Oligarchs

Chelsea face immense pressure ahead of their tie against Norwich tonight after the British government made official sanction on the club owner, Roman Abramovich.

Prior this date, the Russian Billionaire announced officially of his openness to persons willing to purchase the club from him in an attempt to prevent the club from suffering from any sanction that may be placed on him.

With many bidders already linked to the offer, no agreement for a sale was reached, living the club still in Abramovich’s name.

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The 55-year-old alongside seven other oligarchs faced same fate on Thursday morning when the UK Government made official their sanctions.


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With the sanction now in place, Abramovich has had all of his assets in the UK frozen and he can’t transact with any member of the country any more.

He has also been placed on a travel ban and would further be restricted from other transportation sanctions.

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Nadine Dorries; British Culture Secretary said of the sanction: “Today the government has announced further sanctions against persons linked to the Russian Government.

“This list includes Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club.

“Our priority is to hold those who have enabled the Putin regime to account. Today’s sanctions obviously have a direct impact on Chelsea and its fans. We have been working hard to ensure the club and the national game are not unnecessarily harmed by these important sanctions.”

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Adding that Chelsea despite still an asset of the Russian Billionaire will be exempted in some way, Dorris said; “That will allow fixtures to be fulfilled, staff to be paid and existing ticket holders to attend matches,” Ms Dorries said, “while, crucially, depriving Abramovich of benefiting from his ownership of the club.”

She continued: “I know this brings some uncertainty, but the government will work with the league and clubs to keep football being played while ensuring sanctions hit those intended. Football clubs are cultural assets and the bedrock of our communities. We’re committed to protecting them.”

4 Comments

  1. Leave Chelsea alone please. Why do you want to hurt millions of Chelsea supporters? Slow Chelsea buy and sale players for the benefit of the team and it’s supporters.

  2. I’m personally appealing to the UK government to let the club continue, weather sell it or not, because some of us have made up our minds for the club.

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