Football is all the rage for rich overseas magnates at the moment; buying their moment of international glory by paying for new players and generally abusing the game as they wish.
People were afraid of the US investors, like those at Manchester United and Liverpool; but actually more sinister are the ones who are clearly using the game to help get them a sort of 'celebrity immunity.' For this see Roman Abramovich, lucky recipient of much Yeltsin largess and Thaksin Sinawatra, wanted in his homeland for human rights abuses.
Will owning club here keep them safe? You bet it will.
Meanwhile Leeds United, run by more bent businessmen than you would expect to see in Slade Prison, continues to be hounded by its past. Currently super-dodgy chairman Ken Bates is playing eyeball to eyeball with the HMRC to try and get out of £35 million of debt. His mysterious backers, allegedly linked to him via close associates, have arranged a stitch up.
This is now being challenged after demands by MP's and Bates' new threat is to liquidate the club entirely, even though there are seemingly other bidders interested.
There are so many people on each side here I suggest a football match to sort it out between them. Maybe they could all save themselves enriching the lawyers and accountants even further...
As a last word, football is so dodgy even an original east end geezer like Alan Sugar decided to get out. And yet as time goes by, the whole game seems to get more corrupt. Not that it appears to affect the game on the pitch, mind. I wonder where it will all end up?