Hyundai Follows Three Leaves Chelsea

English Premier League CLUB, Chelsea again lost sponsors. The South Korean automotive company, Hyundai, has decided to temporarily suspend cooperation with Thomas Tuchel’s troops.

Hyundai is the latest sponsor to choose to leave Chelsea. Previously, Three had taken the first step because of the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Three, who are Chelsea’s main sponsors, have asked for the logo on the jersey to be removed. The use of symbols around Stamford Bridge Stadium was also removed.

The decision was taken by Hyundai and Three because the owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, was punished by the British government. He is said to have a close relationship with Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

Abramovich’s assets have been frozen by the British government. The English Premier League Board has also disqualified the Russian passport tycoon from the director of the Blues.

“Hyundai has been one of the strongest partners in football for many years and the company supports sport to be a force for good. Through our partnership with Chelsea FC, we are proud to support players, fans and football at the grassroots,” a Hyundai statement read.

“However, under the current circumstances, we have taken the decision to suspend our marketing activities and communications with the club until further notice.”

A few days ago, Abramovich announced he would sell Chelsea. He chose to sell the club he has owned since 2003 for fear of unwanted things happening due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

So far there are a number of companies that are reportedly interested in buying Chelsea. The consortium led by Saudi Media is one of them. (OL-15)