Ex- Chelsea star Pat Nevin has recalled ‘nearly killing’ the club’s owner Roman Abramovich while he was on holiday on the Scottish island of Arran.
Nevin was driving around the island when he almost knocked Abramovich off his bike.
The Scot was forced into evasive action and admitted he ‘just missed’ colliding head on with the billionaire.
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, Nevin recalled the incident, saying: “About three years ago I was on holiday in Arran and I was driving up the north side of Arran. Every time you go on holiday there you drive round the whole island.
“I came round a corner at the top just before Lochranza and I nearly hit a guy on a bike. I just got out the way at the last moment, I could have killed the guy. It was Roman Abramovich.
“What a story that would have been if I had killed Roman Abramovich. I just missed him.
“His yacht was off the coast and he was cycling round. He doesn’t know to this day that it was me.”
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Nevin has met Abramovich on a number of occasions while doing media work with the club and described the Russian as ‘shy’.
“I have met him quite a few times,” he added. “He is phenomenally shy, he is an incredibly shy person.
“I was down DJing in London about two years ago. I was sitting in a sports place at the back of Stamford Bridge and he caught my eye.
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“People come over to him, he never walks over to them, it’s a bit like royalty. But I was sitting talking to this wee guy who is a DJ, a scruffy wee indie kid, and Roman starts walking right behind him towards me.
“I said ‘hi’ and shook his hand and the kid got the fright of his life. He nearly jumped out his skin.”