Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel snapped up questions about Ukraine and club owner Roman Abramovich on his Tuesday presser.
The emotional German demanded reporters to stop asking him questions over the Ukraine-Russia conflict because he feels ‘bad’ and that he’s ‘not a politician’.
“Listen, listen, listen you have to stop, I’m not a politician,” Tuchel told a reporter when asked about the situation currently unraveling in Ukraine. “You have to stop, honestly, I can only repeat it and I feel bad to repeat it because I’ve never experienced war.
“So even to talk about it I feel bad because I’m very privileged – I sit here in peace. I do the best I can but you have to stop asking me these questions because I have no answers for you.”
What a response from Thomas Tuchel! Media doing their best to pile on to the club, and shuts them down with an emphatic response. pic.twitter.com/KbVMiK62e9
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A seemingly agitated Tuchel then slapped the table after being asked for his opinion on the conflict and Abramovich’s current status as owner of Chelsea.
When pressed to answer if Abramovich should have a role in football, Tuchel responded: “It’s too much for me to answer. I am not aware of the details and the whole situation. There are situations much more important than football, this will never change. Situations like war are so much more important.”
The questions come days after Abramovich announced his intention to place the stewardship of the club in the hands of the trustees of the Chelsea Foundation.