Thursday, September 27, 2007

Arsenal petition

Via Matthias, something for fans of the game to share:

PETITION: Investigate Alisher Usmanov as being unfit to invest in Arsenal FC

Sound off under comments if you think it belongs in the sidebar.

[NOTE - I would want to draw more facts out of this case and come to some form of consensus with supporters from across the political spectrum before attempting a petition to the Prime Minister.]

UPDATE - A few emails about there already being a Downing Street petition for Arsenal fans:

PETITION - Draw up a rigorous "fit and proper person" test for football club ownership

We're still holding fire on a law/rights petition for the moment.

3 comments:

ian said...

Wouldn't one of those Number 10 pettions be more noticed by powers that be?

Tim said...

It would, but it shouldn't be rushed.

433 (total newbie) said...

If a bad tackle or taking too long to leave the field after a red card can "bring the game into disrepute," then making the case that Usmanov is unfit to invest in a Arsenal FC must be fairly easy.

Are there issues of corruption or stupidity in the FA that would have to be overcome?