Malcolm Glazer, owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United, died today at the age of 85. Day-to-day operations at both clubs had long since been taken over by his sons.
Sick of foreign businessmen and oil magnates buying up the Premiership's best, then driving them into the ground, the government has proposed some ways to put teams back in the hands of the fans. They're all unworkable.
One team is having broadcast revenue payments withheld to cover their debts. One manager might have been paid via offshore accounts to avoid taxes. And Manchester United could be forced to sell off Old Trafford itself.