Broadcaster Piers Morgan attacked Roman Abramovich as the Russian announced he would hand over management of Chelsea after nearly two decades in west London
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Piers Morgan hit on what he described as “obscene words” from Roman Abramovich after Chelsea The owner announced that he is handing over the management of the football club.
Abramovich, who has participated in the Carabao Cup finals since 2003, issue a statement revealed that he would put the “management and care” of the club in the hands of its charitable foundation.
The 55-year-old’s move comes at a time when he continues to be accused of having contacts with the Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin – which Abramovich denies – with Russia’s actions in Ukraine evokes powerful statements from a number of individuals and bodies across the entire football scene.
Morgan TV has now issued a harsh criticism of the head of Chelsea, calling on the tycoon to condemn Putin’s actions immediately.
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“During my nearly 20 years of owning Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as the Club’s supervisor, whose job it is to ensure that we have the success we are today, as well as building for the future. future. also play an active role in our community.” Declaration of Abramovich on the Chelsea website read.
“I always make decisions in the best interest of the Club. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am giving Chelsea Charity Trustees the reins today. manage and take care of Chelsea FC.
“I believe they are now in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, the players, the staff and the fans.”
Morgan’s response was to describe Abramovich’s statement as “weasel talk”.
“Where is Putin’s condemnation of Ukraine’s invasion?” he tweeted.
“If Abramovich really wants to prove he’s not a puppet of Putin, then he should denounce the war loudly and clearly. But he won’t… ..”
The broadcaster took aim at Putin in a follow-up tweet, separate from his comments about Abramovich.
“With every second that this war continues, [Ukrainian] President Zelensky’s reputation as a strong, courageous, inspirational leader has skyrocketed at the same rate as President Putin’s reputation as a vile, cowardly, bully thug,” Morgan said. Write.
The latest developments come in a week when Russia Ukraine’s action prompted the Polish and Swedish football associations to announce their national teams would not play against Russia in the World Cup qualifying play-offs.
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski says “I cannot imagine playing a match against the Russian national team in a situation where armed aggression in Ukraine continues,” echoed a statement from his country’s FA.
Lewandowski and teammates will face Russia in the play-off semi-finals on March 24, with the winner being Sweden or the Czech Republic for a spot at Qatar 2022.
And the Swedish FA announced they will not finish the match against Russia no matter where it happens.
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