Abramovich, owner of Chelsea, would be inadmissible to England
History repeats itself for Roman Abramovich. The Russian oligarch, at the head of Chelsea since 2003, would again have been banned from English territory according to the local press. The Sun makes it its front page, always in its style by titling « stay there« .
A banner abounds in asserting that « Putin’s buddy not welcome in UK« . On Tuesday, MPs cited the owner of the European champion club as one of the 35 oligarchs promoting corruption.
With the attacks perpetrated by Russia on Ukraine, Putin’s relative would be watched by the equivalent of the Ministry of the Interior. He had already been banned from a visa in 2018 after the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Abramovich had obtained Israeli nationality in order to grant himself visas for a maximum of 6 months. He had also made an appearance in London last October. But with these revelations, his visa applications should be systematically rejected. Chelsea is therefore not about to see its owner again.