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  • Vito Vito Jan 24, 2012 08:48 Flag

    Dirty Harry & Corrupt FA

    I wonder if Tottenham's board is going to do­ the right thing and sack Redknapp, or are they going to­ condone him? Will the FA ban him by taking a leaf out of the honest, upstanding Lega Calcio's book who docked points and even demoted teams guilty of corruption in the Serie A? The corrupt individuals in Serie A were all tried and locked up. I fear that the FA will just turn a blind eye like the corrupt, incompetents that they are. Either way, a sad day­ for football!

    Redknapp 'received offshore bungs'. Full article below:

    Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp went on trial on Monday accused of receiving offshore bungs from his former employer.

    The 64-year-old - tipped as a future England boss - dodged taxes on "substantial payments" while he was in charge at Portsmouth, a jury heard.

    Appearing in the dock, Redknapp stood accused of receiving two untaxed payments of more than £189,000 from former chairman Milan Mandaric, his co-accused.

    John Black QC opened the Crown's case at Southwark Crown Court by telling jurors "both parties must have known" they were avoiding taxes.

    "These payments were a bung or offshore bonus that the parties had absolutely no intention of paying taxes for,'' he said.

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    • Harry never knew.

      It was my money all along!

    • 'The corrupt individuals were all tried and locked up'

      No they weren't. They all got banned from footballing activities.

      Antonio Bellavista: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Mauro Bressan: 3 year and 6 month ban from football activities;
      Giorgio Buffone: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Antonio Ciriello: 1 year ban from football activities;
      Daniele Deoma: 1 year and 9 month ban from football activities;
      Cristiano Doni: 3 year and 6 month ban from football activities;
      Massimo Erodiani: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Gianni Fabbri: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Carlo Gervasoni: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Thomas Manfredini: 3 year ban from football activities;
      Marco Paoloni: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Salvatore Quadrini: 1 year ban from football activities;
      Leonardo Rossi: 3 year ban from football activities;
      Nicola Santoni: 4 year ban from football activities;
      Davide Saverino: 3 year ban from football activities;
      Giuseppe Signori: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Vincenzo Sommese: 5 year ban from football activities;
      Giorgio Veltroni: 4 year ban from football activities;

      What might happen when the SECOND investigation has concluded, nobody knows yet.

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      • Vito,

        A.C.Milan are owned by Silvio Berlusconi.

        Do I need to say any more than that? oh alright then!

        Are really in a position to sling mud at any other club, organisation or person?

        At least here there is a better chance of Harry receiving a fair trial -

        'I fear that the FA will just turn a blind eye like the corrupt, incompetents that they are. Either way, a sad day­ for football! '

        That comment coming from a fan of an Italian club is laughable

        -Oh the hypocrisy.

        Do you intentionally jump on every controversial subject in the British sports media as a way of diverting attention away from your own lame, corrupt, racist, bankrupt league?

        Or is it so poor that you don't even bother with it?

        COYS! -

    • The Italian Football League is the most violent, corrupt and racist league in Europe.

      Now with the Italian economy in the pan, it wont be long before any decent footballer will be moving away in order to guarantee he gets paid.