The Most Crazyiest Soccer Story In the World, Today
Whilst skimming the business section of the Times of London this morning (because that's what baller-assed suits such as myself do in between Powerpoint presentations and breakfasts of California Condor eggs over easy) I accidentally spit mimosa all over my keyboard when I read the following about the alleged recent purchase of the New York Cosmos name by former Tottenham Vice-Chairman Paul Kemsley:
"Pele will be president of the company. Simon Greenberg, Chelsea football club’s departing communications and public affairs director, is also said to be on board. It is unclear whether there will be any role for Kemsley’s other pals, including Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley or Topshop’s Sir Philip Green.
The club’s first game under new management will be held next summer in Central Park. It will see the Cosmos play Kemsley’s beloved Spurs."
Feel free to read this and incredulously spit up your own breakfast beverage of choice. Should you feel the need to discuss your feelings on "President Pele", Mike Ashley, any club not known as Central Park Rangers playing in Manhattan's oasis, the specter of the Cosmos and it's place in American soccer history or the need to put said ghost in a grave once and for all please feel free to do so.