Floyd Mayweather to buy Newcastle United…
These have been the headlines the past 24 hours or so.
The quotes below were ran by The Star newspaper on Sunday and repeated around the world.
Floyd Mayweather saying he had been to Newcastle before (when on a speaking tour) and it was a great place to have a night out, which of course then leads to interest in buying Newcastle United…
To be fair, it did conjure up images of Mike Ashley in his early days at St James Park, heading off down the Bigg Market in his Newcastle shirt after a Toon game and buying everybody a pint.
The Star aren’t renowned for underplaying their stories, making something out of next to nothing is pretty standard stuff for them. The bigger the headline, the smaller the story etc.
So this one is all a little bit strange.
Whilst everybody else is now making the Floyd Mayweather to buy NUFC story headline news, The Star actually had it hidden away on the inside pages, not even making it a headline on that page, never mind the front or back pages.
Floyd Mayweather is always keen to have his name in the media and has also previously claimed he wants to buy basketball franchise the Los Angeles Lakers.
This story is a bit of enjoyable nonsense to help fill in the international break but I bet The Star are wondering how they missed such an open goal by not making the enjoyable nonsense, their headline news.
Maybe they will do, when they break the news this summer that Floyd Mayweather (and Cristiano Ronaldo…) have actually signed up to the Newcastle United soccer franchise…
The Floyd Mayweather quotes carried by The Star:
“I love Newcastle.
“Those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world.
“I met some of the players last year and they are good guys.
“I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports…but I invest with my head not my heart.”
“Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money.
“But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looked over it and went ‘Floyd, that can make money,’ then I would invest.
“Soccer might not be my game but I’ve got connections everywhere.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.”