The Ricketts family are facing a huge backlash from Chelsea fans around the world after submitting a bid to buy the club.
The Americans are þþ a backlash from Chelsea after a hateful email from Joe Ricketts in 2012 resurfaced.
Joe Ricketts had said: “Christians and Jews can have a mutual respect for each other to create a civil society. As you know, Islam cannot do that.
“Therefore, we cannot ever let Islam become a large part of our society. Muslims are naturally ťýý (our) enemy due to their deep antagonism and bias against non-Muslims.”
With four muslim players in the Chelsea squad – N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger, Hakim Ziyech and Malang Sarr – and also millions of muslim fans around the world, Chelsea fans don’t seem to be in support of the Ricketts family.
Chelsea’s first black player Paul Canoville, who’s also an anti-racism campaigner, has joined in the campaign against the Ricketts as he tweeted: “So I’ve seen and heard enough. I’m backing @ChelseaSTrust and saying a big fat anti racism NO to the Ricketts bid!!”
It is however claimed that Joe Ricketts isn’t part of the bid for Chelsea.
The Ricketts are believed to have plenty of financial backing after partnering with Ken Griffin, a billionaire hedge fund tycoon, and they believe their experience of renovating Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field stadium proves they are strong candidates to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, as they have also outlined plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge.