Chelsea takeover: Paul Canoville urges Arsenal fan Lewis Hamilton to stay away in Todd Boehly backing

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Former Chelsea winger Paul Canoville urged Lewis Hamilton to stay loyal to his team Arsenal while backing Todd Boehly’s bid for the club.

Canoville, who was invited by the club to join talks with prospective buyers in the takeover race, suggested both Hamilton and Serena Williams should steer clear of involvement.

Last week, it emerged both the F1 and tennis stars would pledge futher funds to a bid spearheaded by Sir Martin Broughton.

For Canoville, however, Hamilton being an Arsenal fan and the fact Williams has previously said she supports Real Madrid means they should not focus on Chelsea.

“Lewis is an Arsenal fan and that’s a fact,” he wrote in a lengthy tweet.

“Serena is on record saying she supports Real Madrid”.

“I will always support Lewis in everything he does in F1, he is the greatest driver ever in my opinion,” said Canoville. “And, as with Serena, he is a phenomenal icon for black achievement and civil rights.

Of Boehly’s bid, the 62-year-old said the La Dodgers co-owner had “won” him over after speaking of his “huge passion for social impact around community outreach”.

Elsewhere, Standard Sport reported earlier on Monday there was anger in the Steve Pagliuca camp that his bid could be dismissed, although he remains in the race.

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