Lewis Hamilton has confirmed his curiosity in being a part of a bid trying to purchase Chelsea Soccer Membership, describing it as “one of many best alternatives.”
Experiences emerged on Thursday that Hamilton, alongside tennis legend Serena Williams, had every pledged £10 million to British businessman and lifelong Chelsea fan Martin Broughton’s bid to takeover the South London membership.
Hamilton himself is an Arsenal fan, one thing Max Verstappen joked about, however confirmed in Friday’s press convention forward of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that the reviews have been true.
Requested if he fancied shopping for the membership, the seven-time World Champion replied “I do very a lot so.”
“Look I’ve been a soccer fan since I used to be a child,” Hamilton defined.
“I performed soccer in all probability for the reason that age of 4 till I used to be 17. I used to be in groups yearly. I performed within the college group yearly via my childhood. [I have] been to quite a few video games.
“After I was younger, across the nook from the place I lived, I used to play soccer with all the children and a few my shut pals on the time. I actually wished to slot in, I used to be the one child of color there, however I knew that the children all supported somebody completely different.
“One was Tottenham, one was Man U[united], I bear in mind switching between these groups once I was youthful and getting house and my sister punching me a number of occasions within the arm, principally saying ‘you need to help Arsenal.’”
Regardless of this help of one in every of Chelsea’s greatest rivals, Hamilton defined it was via his uncle that he additionally had a reference to the blue aspect of London.
“I bear in mind 5, six years outdated I then grew to become a supporter of Arsenal however my uncle Terry is an enormous Blues fan so I’ve been to so many video games with him to observe Arsenal and Chelsea play.
“In the end I’m a sporting fan, it’s the most important sport on the earth and Chelsea is among the greatest and most profitable golf equipment.
“After I heard about this chance i used to be like ‘wow, this is among the best alternatives to be part of one thing so nice.’”
Broughton’s bid is one in every of three nonetheless within the working for the membership which is estimated to be bought anyplace within the area from £2.5 billion to £3 billion.
If the bid is profitable, it’s unlikely we’ll see Hamilton on the Stamford Bridge touchline anytime quickly however Sky Information reported that the Mercedes driver has expressed a need to play a proper function in Chelsea’s future efforts to advertise variety, fairness and inclusion.