Thursday, 6 December 2007

State sponsored football

I was watching the Newcastle United versus Arsenal match last night and I was struck by the Newcastle strip.

Newcastle are sponsored by Northern Rock.

Ironic I thought given Northern Rock's woes.

Then I thought about it some more: Northern Rock are getting loans from the government.

So, by extension Newcastle are receiving money from the government.

The government are supporting Newcastle United, but even better than that the tax payer is supporting the government.

So all of the country are now supporting Newcastle United.

England have let us down, so now we're all getting behind Newcastle United.

I'm off to buy a Newcastle strip.

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