Football faces a moment of reckoning - Today News

2022-04-05
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I’ve heard so much about you, said the manSickKids had already admitted about 10 patients. “Yeah,” Mae West replied. “But you can’t prove it.”?

If you want to understand why it has taken 19 years for Roman Abramovich’s reckoning to arrive, that joke is a good place to start. It also hints how the Premier League can avoid getting in a similar mess again.

Abramovich is the symbol of Russian money in London2021-04-21T10:03:25.740Z. But critics can’t pin wrongdoing on him. As he attempts to sell Chelsea football club, he is not on the US, UK or EU sanctions listss devastating India — and fears Canada could face a similar scenario., even as many politicians would love him to be.

His $13.5bn fortune stems from the 1990s, when he was close to Boris Yeltsin and Boris Berezovsky as they carved up Russia’s resources. Berezovsky later said that Abramovich had forced him to sell a stake in an oil company by threatening to use the Russian state against him. Abramovich argued he had merely paid $2bn for political patronage. He won the court case in 2012, being judged a credible witness. “I am not convinced that the Court has been presented with the full picture of the business arrangements between [Berezovsky, Abramovich and another man]. But that is irrelevant,”?said?the judge.

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