News 12 March 2022

Roman Abramovich Disqualified As Director Of Chelsea

12 March 2022

The Premier League have disqualified Roman Abramovich as a director of Chelsea, it has been announced.

The Premier League made the announcement today, just days after Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government over his alleged links to Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

A statement from the league read: “Following the imposition of sanctions by the UK government, the Premier League Board has disqualified Roman Abramovich as a Director of Chelsea Football Club.

“The board’s decision does not impact on the club’s ability to train and play its fixtures, as set out under the terms of a licence issued by the Government which expires on 31 May 2022.”

The disqualification is the latest action taken against Abramovich, who has had all his UK assets frozen, received a travel ban and is prohibited to process transactions with UK individuals or businesses.

The sanctions against him mean only Chelsea season ticket holders can attend games while the club operates under a special licence.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “There can be no safe havens for those who have supported Putin’s vicious assault on Ukraine.”

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