I was transferring in Heathrow in London yesterday and I counted 15 different soccer magazines on the rack (photo credit: me). In fact, some teams even have their own magazine, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Are there any American teams that have their own magazine? I could imagine a Yankees magazine, but can’t remember ever coming across one.
What’s even more interesting, is the article I read in the London Times that said Michel Platini, the Uefa president and most powerful man in European football, has launched an attack on British football, accusing heavily indebted Chelsea and Manchester United of being “cheats” who win tournaments on the back of their debt. I don’t know what this means, but it sounds pretty scandalous.