Chelsea fans don’t want the Ricketts family at Stamford Bridge.
Owners of the Chicago Cubs have made a formal bid to outright buy Chelsea despite getting indulged in numerous controversies in the past.
Joe Ricketts called Muslims “the enemy” in the US and faced heavy backlash in 2012.
The family also donated a million dollars to Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and also supported the former US president during his impeachment trial.
Chelsea Chicago Supporters Club Brian Wolff expects the family’s bid to be rejected.
“As the Head of Chelsea Chicago Supporters Club, and the Chelsea Fans’ Forum Overseas Representative, I’ve had a unique position hearing what supporters in Chicago and worldwide have said regarding the Ricketts family’s bid for Chelsea,” Wolff wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.
“I can report the vast majority of opinion has been of universal disdain. The Ricketts’ political donations, fundraising and support for candidates who do not share the inclusive views of Chelsea Football Club and its supporters are wholly inconsistent with 19 years of fantastic work done by the club and the Chelsea Foundation, most notably as a leader in committing to a living wage and efforts to protect and promote equality for BAME and LGBTQ+ communities.”