Is this likely to be the case? Probably not. But it's intriguing to think about.
Also humorous-- this bit at the end concerning Manchester United's choice of jersey sponsor:
Funny thing is, there had been a bidding war between AIG and Mansion, a gambling service, for Man U's rights.
"Mansion might have won, but Man U was not totally happy with the association with gaming," Currie says. "Image was a part of it. So they opted for what looked like a conservatively run, respectable business."