Chelsea-mad OnlyFans star Astrid Wett has attracted criticism after calling for the club to erect a statue of Roman Abramovich outside Stamford Bridge stadium, despite his alleged links to despot war monger Vladimir Putin.
Abramovich was effectively ousted as the club's owner following the UK government decision to freeze the assets of the billionaire in March, over his alleged links to Putin, who ordered the invasion of Ukraine.
From a footballing perspective, the oil magnate oversaw perhaps the most successful period of the west London club's history, winning five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, two UEFA Champions Leagues, to name just a few.
With these titles in mind, Wett took to Twitter to say: "Roman Abramovich statue at Stamford Bridge for all he’s done as our owner, agreed?"
Abramovich has owned the club since 2003, and technically still does, but a takeover by an American group led by Todd Boehly is believed to be close to completion.
The reaction to Wett's tweet was mixed, with some people agreeing that Ambramovich made Chelsea a footballing force.
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Others couldn't look past the humanitarian element, as the war rages on in Ukraine and the businessman's alleged pal has been accused of war crimes.
"With his arm around Putin," one person responded, with a shrugging emoji. Another person wrote: "Big Vlad statue might be more appropriate."
A third person offered: "No. He may be a Chelsea legend in some respects but he's proven to be directly supportive and close with Putin. Ridiculous suggestion."
A fourth agreed: "Happy with his antics but his off field antics disqualify him imo. We will remember him but he doesn't need to be worshipped."
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In late February, when Putin kicked off his Ukraine invasion, even the Blues boss Thomas Tuchel admitted he understands why there would be a backlash against Chelsea because of Abramovich.
Tuchel said: “We are aware of it and it’s distracting us, it’s worrying us. To a certain degree I can understand it to such a degree the opinions and the critical opinions towards the club, towards us who represent that club. I can understand that and we cannot fully free ourselves from it."
Former Chelsea captain John Terry also had his say on Abramovich’s imminent exit. He paid tribute to the Blues’ owner via a post on Instagram.
The ex-defender wrote: “Thank you Roman @ChelseaFC. The best owner in the WORLD."
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