We all no doubt took an interest in the BBC’s Panorama revelations on World Cup vote bribes earlier at the end of last month. But it now appears that some of us took more of an interest than others.
Take Arsene Wenger, for instance. The Arsenal boss is man who, you could argue, has always had a cynical streak. In the wake of fresh allegations of corruption against football’s bureaucrats though, the Frenchman has reinvented himself as a full-blown conspiracy theorist.
Wenger reckons he already knows the outcome of today’s Champions League draw and that his side will face Barcelona in the last-16.
He said: “I know who we will get. At this level, you need connections.”
His paranoia will not be helped by the fact that Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton will be pulling out balls at the draw.
But Wenger is not too concerned about his fate.
He said: “If I say we want Barcelona, you won’t believe me. I don’t even think about it. I hope we get who I feel we will get.”
The truth is out there, Arsene.
Spotted on The Guardian