Foreign Investment vs Fans: or, Experts at Spitting the Dummy Over Nothing, Part 714362917

The owners of Cardiff, Leicester, Southampton and now Forest have recently sold to overseas parties while in the second or third tier and much has been made of these “institutions” losing their “souls” and/or “the heart of what the club is” in the process.

To anyone who adopts such a melodramatic stance, can I just say: grow up. Seriously. Football clubs do not have souls or hearts. They are companies like any other and this has always been the case, regardless of any nonsensical argument to the contrary.

Whether or not the owner was born in Nottingham or Nantucket should not influence your affiliations. If it does, at least have the courage of your convictions to join the BNP and stand in town squares shouting about how good an arbitrarily selected Year Zero was before things changed and the world became a money-obsessed global society.

If you don’t like the path “your” club is taking, support another one. It’s a free world and there are hundreds of other clubs that would welcome your custom. Rocket science, it ain’t.

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