Friday 18 April 2014

Skerries boy Oran gets first interview with Roman Abramovich in 10 years

Oran Tully from Skerries got to meet the team, manager and owner at Chelsea.

A football fan from Skerries has managed to get the elusive Chelsea manager to give him a rare interview.

Chelsea fan 14-year-old Oran Tully got to meet his idols in November as part of Sky’s My Special Day, which helps children who are going through a tough time to realise their dreams.  

Oran, who has suffered with bowel trouble all life and cannot eat solid foods and was confined to a wheelchair for a year and a half following a operation, was invited by the team to spend a day at Stamford Bridge  by John Terry.

The Skerries boy attended the team’s training, and watched his beloved Blues beat Schalke 3 – 0. Before meeting all the team, including manager Jose Mourinho.

But when the super fan saw owner Roman Abramovich, he seized his chance and asked the elusive Russian  who has not spoken publically since 2003 a few questions.

When Oran asked him what his greatest moment with Chelsea has been, Abramovich is seen on Sky telling him “Champions League” before Oran tells him “I thought so”  and asks him to sign his shirt.


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