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Fergie and Sven Get Touch Of The Jimmy Carrs

9 years ago

As a Newcastle fan, in terms of the way he acts around football I’ve never had much time for Sir Alex Ferguson, even though only a knacker wouldn’t accept he’s a half-decent manager.

However, I did have plenty of respect for Fergie as somebody who seemingly hadn’t lost his roots and who regularly spoke out from a socialist perspective and seemingly hadn’t forgotten his roots.

However, it has now been revealed that along with Sven Goran Eriksson and other sporting personalities, Ferguson could face a huge tax bill after a scheme to reduce their tax liabilities backfired.  The 289 investors in Eclipse 35 could end up paying several times more than the £117m of tax they sought to avoid.

The ‘film partnership’ was ruled to be an ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance scheme by a tax tribunal, although this could still be appealed.   One participant has already said that she would end up paying more tax than she invested.

While Jimmy Carr was hung out to dry having been happy to go along with a scheme that had similar intentions (unlike me and you who have to pay our fair share), I doubt whether there will be much sympathy for Sven and Fergie.

Football has sickened many of us in recent years as spectators pay more and more while those inside football take it all out the other end, plus interest!

To then see the greed of the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson go to these lengths will hardly improve the image of modern day footballers…or managers.

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