Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck insists Roman Abramovich is ‘even more supportive than ever’ to the club.
There had been questions over the commitment of the Blues owner, with the Russian having withdrawn his application for UK Investors’ Visa and putting the Stamford Bridge redevelopment plans on hold.
However, in the recently released accounts, it showed that Abramovich put in around £250million of his own money into the club over the course of the year.
There has also been reported interest from others to buy the Blues, however the club have always maintained that Abramovich is not willing to sell up.
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One of Abramovich’s big projects has been the fight to stamp out anti-Semitism. The Blues have run their award-winning campaign ‘Say No to anti-Semitism’ over the course of the year.
And there is to be a commemorative mural of Jewish football players and British Prisoners of War at Stamford Bridge to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.
Buck insists that the Blues owner is as committed as ever and explained why the mural is being made.
“As far as we’re concerned on a day-to-day basis Mr Abramovich is even more supportive than ever, in all aspects of the club,” Chelsea chairman Buck told the Press Association.
“Mr Abramovich is very interested in art, and he had the idea to raise awareness through this project, for people to focus on the problem.
“So the mural has been developed from that idea, and of course it is being donated by Mr Abramovich. We’ve always looked at our efforts here as focusing on awareness, and education and remembrance, keeping in mind that history sometimes repeats itself.
“And with the Holocaust, we’ve got to make sure that it is remembered with the hope that something like that doesn’t happen…