Chelsea chairman, Bruce Buck has come out to react to Roman Abramovich facing anti-semitic attacks for the first time on social media. He recently revealed that the Blues owner was definitely disappointed once it hit him.
According to him, Abramovic was not just sad because of the things that were said, but because of how racism has been normalized in general.
He, however, added that Roman doesn’t regret the fact that he stood up for black players in these trying times.
His words, “He was certainly disappointed in a broader sense, not just because things were directed at him, but because of generally what was going on,”
“I think that’s the way everyone at the club felt. The interesting thing about today’s event (a breakfast with people from across football and politics involved in fighting anti-semitism), in a certain sense it was depressing but in a certain sense, it was very hopeful. It has not been an easy time for those who fight discrimination in the last year and a half.”
“It’s important also to remember that when we do stand up for what we believe in and, causes like this, it leads to good things.”
“We honestly aren’t interested in taking all sorts of credit for this, we’d love to share all our resources, all our thoughts, even some of our people to other clubs, to engage in similar, or in dissimilar activities related to fighting discrimination,”
“The only way this is really going to work is if there’s a geometric multiplier in there. We’ll be happy if we can move the needle a little bit, this is a very big issue and Chelsea will not solve this by itself.”
“It needs lots of people participating in it and that’s what we’d really like to see.”
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