FORMULA ONE world champion Max Verstappen has ripped into Lewis Hamilton over his shock role in Chelsea’s takeover bid.
The Mercedes driver and tennis star Serena Williams have joined a bid to buy the Blues – spearheaded by Sir Martin Broughton.
According to Sky News, the duo are each investing around £10million into Broughton’s offer.
Should Broughton’s bid for Chelsea be successful, it’s said Hamilton will become involved in efforts to “promote diversity, equity and inclusion”.
The news has come as a surprise given the fact that Hamilton is a huge Arsenal fan.
There has been a mixed reaction from Gunners supporters after his involvement become public.
And now the 37-year-old’s rival Verstappen has weighed in on the topic of conversation.
Speaking to PA, the Dutchman remarked: “I am a PSV fan and I would never buy Ajax.
“And if I was going to buy a football club I would want to be the full owner and to take the decisions myself, not own just a tiny percentage.
“I thought he was an Arsenal fan?
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“And if you are an Arsenal fan going for Chelsea, that it is quite interesting.
“But everyone does what they want with their money so let’s see what comes out of it.”
Broughton’s group are one of three parties left in the running to buy Chelsea from sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.
LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly and Boston Celtics chief Stephen Pagliuca are also bidding for ownership of the European champions.