MAX VERSTAPPEN has criticised 2021 rival Lewis Hamilton’s determination to put money into a Chelsea takeover bid.
Max Verstappen has commented about Lewis Hamilton’s involvement with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)
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Max Verstappen has attacked Lewis Hamilton’s determination to put money into a bid for the takeover of Chelsea soccer membership. Verstappen mentioned he thought the seven-time champion was an Arsenal fan and claimed he would by no means purchase a rival sports activities group if in the same place.
The reigning champion additionally claimed he would need to “take the choices’ of a membership and never solely personal a small quantity as in Hamilton’s case. It comes after Sky introduced the Briton and tennis star Serena Williams have been alongside the buyers backing Sir Martin Broughton’s bid for Chelsea.
Chatting with PA, Verstappen mentioned: “I’m a PSV fan and I’d by no means purchase Ajax. And if I used to be going to purchase a soccer membership I’d need to be the complete proprietor and to take the choices myself, not personal only a tiny share.
“I assumed he was an Arsenal fan? And in case you are an Arsenal fan going for Chelsea, that it’s fairly attention-grabbing. However everybody does what they need with their cash so let’s see what comes out of it.”
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A spokesperson for Hamilton confirmed the seven-time champion’s curiosity in a bid (Picture: Getty)
It was first introduced Hamilton and Williams have been prepared to speculate £20million into the deal. Nevertheless, a spokesperson for Lewis Hamilton later claimed the determine was incorrect however confirmed the Mercedes’ driver’s curiosity.
The spokesperson mentioned: “We will verify that Lewis has joined the Sir Martin Broughton bid, nevertheless the monetary determine reported within the Sky article isn’t correct.” It’s believed Hamilton identified his expertise in sport and advancing variety and inclusion as a part of his funding into Chelsea.
He and Williams even have expertise in constructing world sports activities manufacturers. Sir Martin Broughton’s bid now has backing from a number of iconic sports activities stars with former Workforce GB athlete and London 2012 frontman Lord Coe additionally within the background.
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Max Verstappen has attacked Hamilton for getting a rival group (Picture: Getty)
However Hamilton has beforehand been noticed donning the shirt of the membership’s London rivals Arsenal and is a fan of the membership. As a part of an occasion with Sky Sports activities, the seven-time champion even performed a recreation alongside Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
He beforehand informed the broadcaster: “I’ve been watching Arsenal play for a very long time, being with them via the highs and lows. If I can’t sustain with the sport, then my greatest pal will name me day-after-day, to provide me all of the updates.”
“I’ve been watching Arsenal play for a very long time, being with them via the highs and lows. If I can’t sustain with the sport, then my greatest pal will name me day-after-day, to provide me all of the updates.”