Con another planet Conor McGregor shares bizarre animated video showing him 'taking over Chelsea'
The MMA star said he wants to buy the club for €3.6bn following Abramovich's decision to sell
Conor McGregor has shared a bizarre video which appears to show him in the role of Chelsea owner.
In a clip shared to his Instagram story, the animated video created by a fan using the FIFA video game, shows McGregor in various situations such as at press conferences, football training and in meetings.
It comes after the MMA star proposed buying the club for £3b (€3.6bn) from its current Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
Taking to Twitter, the Dubliner shared a screenshot from a WhatsApp group in which he appeared to write: “Chelsea for sale £3bn (€3.6bn). Let’s buy it.”
He captioned the photo “I wish to explore this,” and tagged Chelsea FC in the tweet.
Abramovich released a statement on Wednesday evening revealed that he had reached the "incredibly difficult decision" to sell Chelsea amid Russia's continued invasion of Ukraine.
The 55-year-old has owned the club since 2003 and helped steer the Stamford Bridge club to 19 major trophies.
The decision to sell the club comes as Abramovich could come under UK government sanctions given his proximity to the Russian state.
Speaking of the news that the club was going up for sale, manager Thomas Tuchel said that the news was “very hard” for him.
“It's a bit too early to speak, because I can only think about Chelsea with Roman Abramovich,” he said.
“So it's very hard for me. It hasn't sunk in yet that this is going to stop. It's a massive change of course.”
"We did not talk about it (before the Luton match). We did not talk about it, we accepted it.”
"The players have internet connections, they watch TV so of course they knew, they get messages. But still we focused in the preparation only on sports.”
"And maybe some players are more affected, some less, but in the end we managed to focus, grow into this game and find the key top win it,” he added.
"I don't think I need to talk about it, I don't know as much as maybe you think. I'm not a CEO or member of the board. So, I'm very sure the club will speak to us and the players.”
"I'm not so much worried because I still feel privileged and in a good place. And I still hope and trust for the best. I'm not so much the person who worries about things I cannot influence.”
A number of billionaires are already making their interest in a deal public.
Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and American investor Todd Boehly are understood to be two of the parties joining forces and preparing a bid for the club.
Being the owner of Chelsea wouldn’t be McGregor’s first foray into the world of football either.
The keen sportsman already owns his very own football club, Black Forge FC, named after his Crumlin boozer The Black Forge Inn.
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