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Abramovich’s reputation unlikely to be tainted with fans

Matt Law


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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich will not forget the greeting he was given by his Premier League rivals when he arrived in English football in 2003, and he will never forget the way he has been embraced by the Chelsea supporters who protested outside Stamford Bridge last night.

From the day when David Dein, then vice-chairman of Arsenal, accused him of parking “his Russian tank in our front garden and firing £50 notes at us”, Abramovich has been an outlier, a man who successfully smashed the Premier League cartel, rather than joined it.


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