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Tom Ricketts declares ‘absolute commitment’ to diversity in bid to buy Chelsea

Tom Ricketts has declared an “absolute commitment” to diversity and inclusion in his family’s bid to buy Chelsea.The Chicago Cubs co-chairman has responded directly to supporter unrest over the Ricketts family’s attempt to purchase the club.Supporters organised a protest at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, while the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust had earlier revealed a lack of confidence in the Ricketts family’s candidacy to buy the Blues from Roman Abramovich.Tom Ricketts confirmed meetings with Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, and pledged to sit down with more fans in a bid to prove his family’s suitability to take over at the west London club.“Over the...
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Chelsea’s first black player Paul Canoville met Tom Ricketts over racism issues

Paul Canoville, Chelsea’s first black player, gave potential Blues buyer Tom Ricketts a “severe grilling” on his family’s historic racism issues.Ricketts asked to meet with Canoville and apologised for his father Joe branding Muslims “my enemy” in leaked emails from 2019.Canoville was left impressed by Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts’ determination to build inclusion and diversity programs should his bid to buy Chelsea prove successful.Gary Trowsdale, a patron of the Paul Canoville Foundation, attended the meeting at Stamford Bridge last week, and explained how the American earned their respect amid a candid discussion.Canoville now hopes to meet personally with Chelsea’s...
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Cubs owner Tom Ricketts meets Chelsea fans to clear air over ‘racism’ claims

The billionaire owners of the Chicago Cubs are planning to meet with fans of the Chelsea soccer team in a bid to defuse public outcry over claims they are racist and should be denied a chance to buy the west London club. Tom Ricketts, the son of Joe Ricketts, will reportedly meet representatives of two fan groups in London on Wednesday after Chelsea supporters waged a social media campaign opposing the family’s proposed bid to own the club. The hashtag #NoToRicketts was trending on Twitter as outraged fans accused the family of harboring Islamophobic and racist sentiments. “Our family rejects any form of...
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This new report makes Tom Ricketts look even worse

No Major League Baseball owner looks particularly good right now. The lockout is currently closing in on 100 days with no signs of ending. Every single one of them should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to happen. However, a new report makes Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts look even worse.
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Chicago CEOs: Tom Ricketts of the Chicago Cubs

Tom Ricketts, Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, has transformed the North-side of Chicago, elevating the status of the Chicago Cubs and making baseball the sport of Chicago’s community. Brought on in 2009, Tom Ricketts implemented his leadership style, setting goals, providing strategic direction, and allowing the talent to speak...
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Chicago Cubs: Tom Ricketts can silence critics if he spends big this winter

No matter how you choose to perceive Tom Ricketts’ recent comments on the budget and intentions of spending this winter regarding the free agency class, it’s understandable in any right. If you believe the Chicago Cubs will continue to seek out the middle of the pack, high potential/upside for low cost players, one couldn’t exactly judge you. However, there is room for the optimistic mind to enter this conversation, as well.
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Tom Ricketts says the Cubs ‘have the resources to compete’ in 2022

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts sent an email to Cubs fans Friday and I reproduce it here in its entirety, so you can read it if you weren’t on the recipient list. I’ll follow with some comments. Dear Cubs Fans,. In our 12 years together, never have we experienced so many...
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Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts: We will be 'active,' 'thoughtful' in free agency

Three full offseasons have elapsed since the Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year contract, and the only multiyear arrangement they’ve signed with a free agent in the offseasons since was a two-year, $5M deal to utilityman Daniel Descalso. Even including the in-season three-year contract Craig Kimbrel signed in 2019, the Cubs’ total free-agent expenditures over the past three years comes to just under $82M — about 65 percent of the total figure they gave to Darvish alone. Suffice it to say, they haven’t been especially active — at least not by the standards of a former $200M-payroll club that plays in one of the game’s largest markets.

Tom Ricketts: Cubs Have Resources to Compete, ‘Will Use Them'

Ricketts: Cubs have resources to compete, 'will use them' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. As the Cubs watch the postseason from home this October, team chairman Tom Ricketts emphasized in an open letter to fans the team has resources this winter to compete in 2022. Whether this was a...
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