Chelsea Fans Are Planning A Demonstration Against Ricketts’ Bid For The Club Before The Match Against Brentford

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust says its membership “neither supports nor has confidence in” the Ricketts family’s bid to buy the club, as they plan a protest at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The CST conducted a survey of members, with 77 per cent of those polled claiming not to support the Ricketts’ bid to buy Chelsea.

The Chicago Cubs-owning Ricketts are among the final four bidders aiming to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich. Cubs chiefs and siblings Tom and Laura Ricketts front the family’s candidacy to take over at the west London club.

Chelsea fans have organised a protest against the Ricketts’ candidacy to take place before Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to west London rivals Brentford.

Father Joe Ricketts, who has no role at the Cubs or in the bid to buy Chelsea, used Islamophobic language in emails sent between 2009 and 2013 that were leaked in 2019. The 80-year-old later apologised.

Chelsea fans have voiced concerns consistently on social media, and now the CST has added further weight to those worries.

“At present, it is clear that our membership neither supports nor has confidence in the Ricketts family’s bid for the club,” read a CST statement. “This is reflective of wider concerns articulated by large, vocal sections of Chelsea’s supporter base.

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