Did you know that questionnaires have also been sent to 24 clubs asking for information regarding free holidays, luxury homes and other gifts?
The investigation is being carried out by HMRC’s High Net Worth Unit, which was specially created to target individuals worth in excess of £20million.
If the answers to the questionnaires are not satisfactory, then a full-scale investigation could soon follow.
Presumably common examples of benefits/expenses for professional footballers include company cars, platinum toilet roll holders, health insurance, diamond encrusted mobile phones, travel, various entertainment expenses including £27,000 bar bills, Luis Vuitton toenail clippers, that sort of thing.
This only adds weight to the notion that HMRC are making a concerted effort to make someone, anyone from the world of football a high profile coup.
Speaking of high profile coups, Tony Fernandes’ decision to bin Neil Warnock may be causing aftershocks in the boardroom at The Lane. As run on here at least twice in recent months, Mark Hughes is/was being held in a holding pattern to step in should Arry become ‘unavailable’ *cough, cough* to carry out his duties.
Hughes’ face this morning is plastered everywhere in relation to the brand new vacancy. Which poses a …poser now as what we ought to do should he accept.
Whoever takes over at QPR wants there head looking at anyway. Pitiful gate receipts and a Chairman with delusions of grandeur. Nice combo.