Night on Debt Mountain

The beautiful game may be sullied.

Above: Via CNN International, three blind mice. Sepp Blatter, FIFA President, seems to hold both Sarkozy and Brown’s rapt attention (officious, and yet unidentified man is on the right). The world’s financial crisis has crept into it’s most prestigious football stage, the Premier League.

From the article: “FA chairman David Triesman said on Tuesday it is impossible to know the true health of the clubs because their finances are not public. Triesman urged an end to the culture of secrecy surrounding the finances of English football clubs, who he said now have debts totaling about 3 billion pounds ($5.2 billion; euro3.85 billion). Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are believed to account for about a third of that debt.”

What does this photograph tell you? What could be more ridiculous than two heads of state and one international sport federation president explaining an ever-widening web of financial intrigue?

Exhibit A: Iceland. Which, somehow, leads directly to West Ham United.
Somehow, this all leads back here?

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