American businessman Chris Kirchner is expected to be named as the preferred bidder as troubled Championship Club Derby seek to exit administration in a troubled season
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Chris Kirchner’s proposed takeover of Derby County appears to be back in action – but an apparent sexist language tweet from 2013 has surfaced.
Kirchner visited the East Midlands club last year as they were trying to complete a takeover. despite watching The Championship Page on a number of occasions and even chatting with the manager Wayne Rooneya deal failed after that he withdrew his original purchase offer just before Christmas.
He then turned his attention to another second tier side, Preston North End, but after talks with the Lancashire side collapsed he has since turned his interest back in the Rams. Kirchner is commonly expected to be called that derbies preferred bidder later this week by Quantuma administrators.
However, the morning after this news, an apparently historical tweet appeared on Kirchner’s account, which, along with all the other tweets on his account, was allegedly published in 2013. It said: “Men categorize women in one of four ways—mothers, virgins, s****, or b*****. #factsonly.”
A spokesman for Kirchner said BBC Radio Derby : “The tweets took place almost 10 years ago… He quoted song lyrics and movie quotes. It’s not his personal opinion. He acknowledges that the tweets are not appropriate content. Which is why they were deleted.”
Speaking after his meetings with Kirchner earlier this year, Rooney said: “He has some really good ideas and as long as everything is right for the club I see that as very positive.”
His Twitter Account (@cskirchner) then suddenly disappeared from social media.
mirror football has reached out to Kirschner through his company Slync.IO for comment.
Rooney, keep talking Sky’s Monday Night Football He was asked how he is finding the derby in a season that has seen him struggle off the field point deduction, transfer embargoes and the ongoing takeover saga. He said: “All I want to do is do my job and be the best version of me as a coach. It’s all tough, it’s a challenge I’m so proud of that the staff and the players have pulled through.”
“From a player perspective you see we sell out the ground every game and we get big crowds every week and that’s because of the players giving hope to the fans. It’s difficult for the staff because some of them have been there for a long time and have bad days, especially when they think something might happen to the football club.
“Of course there are bad days and I have to overcome them. It’s a big challenge but I’m a fighter and I’ll fight to the end whether we go down or not. At the moment we don’t know what the future is.” of the club, we really need to sit down and I am desperate for a preferred bidder to come in and discuss his ambitions and how he will take the club forward.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/derby-takeover-sexist-tweet-owner-26638638 Derby takeover leader deletes all tweets after explicit sexist comments surfaced