UK government sanctions Russian oligarchs, including Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea FC.
Abramovich sanction means all UK assets frozen. Chelsea can still operate under a special licence but the sale of the club now on hold. Club will not be allowed to sell any more tickets – only season ticket holders can go to games for the foreseeable future.
No merchandise can be sold and the club shop will also close. This means businessmen across the world like ‘Chairman Wontumi’ who have revealed their intentions of buying the club could hold on to their ambitions.