Paul Canoville, Chelsea’s first black player, spoke out against the Ricketts’ purchase of Chelsea.
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The owners of the American baseball team the Chicago Cubs are confident they will get to the next stage of the bidding process. The Ricketts family has financial strength after partnering with Ken Griffin, a billionaire hedge fund, and believes their experience in the sports field will make them a good candidate to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.
However, this financier family has faced backlash from fans on social media after it was reported that Joe Ricketts, the head of the family, had been accused of hatred of Islam in 2019, while it was There are also many Muslim players in the Blues squad. A campaign with the keyword #NoToRicketts is trending on Twitter.
The American billionaire wants to buy Chelsea.
Most recently, Canoville, an anti-racism campaigner, tweeted: ” So I’ve seen and heard enough. I support @ChelseaSTrust and want to say NO to Ricketts bid!!”
However, Joe Ricketts apologized for his comments at the time and insisted he did not hold a grudge. At the time, Tom Ricketts, the family representative for the Chelsea acquisition, said that his father was not related to the Cubs. The family has also sought to make amends with Chicago’s Muslim community.