2021-04-23 00:30:45 UTC
(ESL = European Super League)
The UK clubs involved in the money-grab have been given the red card and kicked off the field of play by their own loyal-beyond-imagining fan base. Result? The 100% élitist ESL is as dead as a doornail. The EFL has redeemed itself and the club teams previously party to the ESL's scheming now return to the field of play suitably chastened. Salutary lessons have been learned all round and the game will resume as normal. Summed up here:
So with that shoddy little money-grab débâcle still resounding round global football, we now turn to New Zealand and its core cultural raison d'être. Who and what is it? See here, then take an educated guess:
A Californian Insurance oufit...?
But wait, dear reader, there's more. Much, much more:
"Our game is in trouble -- players aren't playing, clubs are dying around the country." (John Kirwan, Newstalk ZB)
In their desperate last-straw clutch, New Zealand Rugby's top smells are now pressing their fey blandishments not only on a certain Silver Lake Investments of New York but also, if you please, on their own players:
Silver Lake investments is a NZ$107billion private equity company Based in New York. Its business dealings include good ol' asset-stripping as a key pillar of its core ethos and strategies.
In word and deed, just another a giant-squid partnership of classic rentier capitalists at their exercise.