Recently, news came in that F1 world fame Lewis Hamilton decided to invest in Chelsea. However, the reigning world champ Max Verstappen was a little surprised by Hamilton’s decision. Sky Sports reported that Lewis Hamilton and tennis star Serena Williams would invest £10m each in one of the three remaining bids to buy the European reigning champion club, Chelsea.
After the UK government imposed a sanction against Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich, the football club was put up for sale. The news came as a big surprise for the sports world as Hamilton has always supported Chelsea’s rivals, Arsenal. Moreover, Lewis was born in Stevenage, 25 miles north of London, and has been a Gunners’ fan all his life. Verstappen is also aware of the seven-time world champ’s loyalties to the Gunners. So, Max shared his opinion on Hamilton’s decision to buy Chelsea while talking to PA news agency ahead of Emilia Romagna GP.
Verstappen Shocked by Hamilton’s Decision To Invest In Chelsea
The Dutch racer questioned the Briton’s decision to invest such a small amount of money in a deal for Chelsea, which is estimated to be around $2.5 billion. Verstappen revealed that he is a PSV fan, and he would never think about buying Ajax. Further, the Dutchman told that if he were to buy a football club, he would want to be in complete control of the decision-making instead of owning just a tiny percentage of the club.
Max shared that Hamilton has made an interesting decision by putting his money on Chelsea when he is clearly an Arsenal fan. The 24-year-old added, “But everyone does what they want with their money, so let’s see what comes out of it.”
Lewis Hamilton’s Spokesperson Says The Investment Figure Is Inaccurate
Hamilton’s spokesperson confirmed the 37-year-old’s interest in Chelsea. The speaker said that Lewis had joined the Sir Martin Broughton bid to buy the football club. However, the representative opened up that the figure reported by the Sky article is not accurate. Moreover, Serena Williams also joined the bid with Hamilton. The duo has vast experience building global brands, which could come in handy if the deal goes through. Other sports icons to invest in Sir Broughton’s bid include former Team GB athlete and UK politician Lord Seb Coe.
Hamilton’s decision to invest in Chelsea seemed a little contradictory to his love for Arsenal. The Briton had also played with Arsenal’s Thierry Henry in the past. Earlier, Hamilton stated that he had been watching Arsenal play for a long time. He supported them through the highs and lows. Lewis revealed that his best friend keeps him updated when he fails to keep up with the game.