Bruce Buck may look like a Bond villain, with his snow-white hair, immaculate suits, and generally stern expression, but the Chelsea chairman, who’s served in that role for over 15 years, is probably a very nice man whenever he isn’t administering a sacking to the latest poor sap in the Chelsea dugout.
As all good chairmen should, he attends most, if not all Chelsea matches, and sometimes can even be seen mingling “with the people” rather than just sitting in the posh seats. On Thursday, about a half hour prior to kick-off, he was spotted hanging out with the small contingent of away fans.
And not only that, he was handing out some snacks as well to his fellow travelling Blues.
'Who wants cheese and onion?' Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck hands out packets of crisps to travelling fans in Greece ahead of tonight's Europa League opener #PAOCHE https://t.co/lrhBsN7ZVh pic.twitter.com/3fIgFjEklL— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) September 20, 2018
There were only a few Chelsea fans in PAOK’s Toumba Stadium in Greece yesterday, most of them not donning anything Chelsea-related colour- or badge-wise — as recommended by the local authorities before the trip — so the chairman’s small but classy gesture to reward their courage and support was certainly a nice touch.
Even if he only stayed for a few minutes...
Bruce Buck came to say hello. Bought 10 bags on potato crisps for some fans he said hello to. In with the lads. ...For 4 minutes. No beers bought, mind. pic.twitter.com/rc6SVmAPrg— Gate 8 SW6 (@Gate8_CFC) September 20, 2018
I thought it was a decent gesture by Bruce Buck but it will just confirm Patrick 'cheap cider and stale Doritos' Collins' worst prejudices.— Tim Rolls (@tim_rolls) September 21, 2018