England manager Sam Allardyce and the FA have “mutually agreed to terminate his contract,” one day after The Telegraph published the results of a hidden-camera investigation in which Allardyce advises “businessmen” on how to get around third-party ownership rules. It isn’t a particularly damning investigation—The Telegraph didn’t publish evidence of any actual wrongdoing—and it seems just as likely that Big Sam was sacked for making intemperate (but true!) comments about the Football Association being rich and Wembley Stadium being a white elephant.
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