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Chelsea sale: Jamie Carragher gives honest verdict on Roman Abramovich sanctions

Former Liverpool central defender and now pundit Jamie Carragher has described Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea sanctions as “nonsense”.

The supporters have been left wondering when they are going to finally find out who Abramovich’s successor will be in west London. The Raine Group have now released their shortlist and the potential American ownership of Chelsea is now highly likely with the options remaining. However, since the Government sanctioned the Russian due to his supposed links to Vladimir Putin, the fans of the club have certainly been on a rollercoaster.

First off, the decision to close the club shop was one that affected every supporter who wanted to perhaps buy the Blues shirt with the FIFA Club World Cup badge on it. On top of this, the issue of tickets sales has meant that certain sections of the fanbase couldn’t travel to Middlesbrough, with some still missing out on the Real Madrid quarter-final despite changes by the government. It’s not only Abramovich who has been hurt by the sanctions,but the supporters too.

Something Carragher believes shouldn’t have been the case as he delivered his honest opinion on how he thinks Boris Johnson and co have handled this uncertain Chelsea situation. “I don’t understand that at all, closing the club shop,” he stated on the third edition of the Overlap’s Fan Debate series.

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Jamie Carragher speaking on Chelsea sanctions (Image: The Overlap )

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