It’s pretty clear to anyone paying attention that Lewis Hamilton has spent several years off the track establishing what he will do after retiring from Formula One. The seven-time world champion owns an Extreme E racing team, a vegan restaurant called Neat Burger, a clothing line, and has written and recorded music for over a decade. On Thursday, news arrived that Hamilton had joined a consortium attempt to buyEnglish football club Chelsea, along with Sir Martin Broughton and Serena Williams, among others.
While Hamilton describes himself as a lifelong Arsenal fan, now is a good time to invest in Chelsea. First of all, the club was owned by Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich since 2003. Abramovich Recently sanctioned by the UK government and unable to profit financially from the sale of the club, although as a potential broker of peace between Russia and Ukraine, Abramovich has stated Proceeds from the sale will go directly to the victims of the war.. Second, Chelsea are the defending FIFA Club World Cup winners, with some pretty good players in the squad. I’ve never heard of any of them because I know all about Brit footy, other than what I learned watching Ted Lasso.
Reports indicate Hamilton and tennis champion Williams each made ten million pounds as part of the bid. Hamilton’s representative confirmed he was involved in the bid, but would not confirm how much he was involved. It would make sense for Hamilton to want to get into the sport, as he is a longtime fan and very wealthy. That’s just what the rich in the UK do, isn’t it? The guy is 37 years old, can’t keep racing forever. At some point, he will retire and will need to do something else. Why not invest in football?
However, there is nothing to say that he and his consortium will win the bid, as it is reported that at least two other groups are interested in buying the club. That said, it would probably be in the best interest of the team if at least partly owned by one of Britain’s most famous sports figures.