CHELSEA chairman Bruce Buck has responded to criticism from the club’s fans over its plans to buy the freehold to Stamford Bridge, insisting those who blindly oppose moving to a new stadium are wrong.
Some shareholders in the supporter-led group Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO) have accused the Blues of trying to rush through a deal to buy back the freehold. Others simply do not want to agree to a sale that would remove a major hurdle to the club leaving its home of 106 years.
Buck said: “We do not expect every fan or pitch owner to say yes from day one. There will be some who disagree with this. There is a small group who want to stay at Stamford Bridge not matter what. I understand that but I think they’re wrong.”
CPO members will vote on the offer, which equates to money back plus ticket incentives, this month.