Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says Blues should not be made to join the ‘great unwashed’

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BRUCE BUCK has risked a Europe-wide backlash by claiming Chelsea should not be “dumbed down” to join “the great unwashed”.

The Blues chairman says Uefa’s plans to close the gap between elite clubs and the rest will backfire.

Bruce Buck says big clubs like Chelsea should not be forced to join the ‘great unwashed’
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In hammering Financial Fair Play, Buck said: “Clubs have to seek their natural position in the football order.

“I am not in favour of dumbing down the large clubs in order to make all clubs the great unwashed.

“They’ve done that in the US over the last 20 years and its been to the detriment. I just don’t think it works for the long term.

“I don’t think we should assume because every club is not equal that it’s bad.

Buck, alongside Roman Abramovich, reckons all clubs have their own place in the natural order
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