Sorry US taxpayers: our soccer sponsorship days are numbered
Last September we the American taxpayers started to pick up the tab for AIG's sponsorhsip of Manchester United. At the time, this led to all manner of jokes about Manchester United playing Newcastle United, whose shirt sponsor was Northern Rock, the UK bank nationalized by the UK government: the Department of the Treasury against HM Treasury etc.
Well alas these jokes mst come to an end twice over: Newcastle United were relegated at the end of the season, after an abjectly awful season characterized by woeful management and inept playing, and Manchester United have a new US-based sponsor: AON Risk Services. Seems appropriate somehow, assuming that they are better at their job than AIG.