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14 Mar 2022

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Roya News

UK: Abramovich disqualified as Chelsea director, club placed under tough restrictions

Abramovich disqualified as Chelsea director, second sponsor suspends deal, 14 March 2022

Roman Abramovich has been disqualified as a Chelsea director by the Premier League board, while Hyundai became the latest major sponsor to suspend their deal with the troubled club after the British government sanctioned the Russian billionaire.

Chelsea owner Abramovich was one of seven more oligarchs sanctioned this week by the UK following Russia's military operations in Ukraine.

The European champions have been placed under tough restrictions due to the sanctions on Abramovich. Chelsea are unable to sign players, renew contracts or sell tickets to matches, with limits on the amount of money they are allowed to spend on travel to away games...

Chelsea are already feeling the impact of the sanctions, with shirt sponsor Three suspending its £40 million deal.

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