Twelve Months At Man City - Thaksin Shinawatra
June 2007 saw bank accounts belonging to Thailand's billionaire former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, frozen.
Shinawatra was suspected to have been heavily involved in corruption during his spell as PM and bank accounts thought to be holding in the region of £830million were frozen.
Nevertheless, on 6th July 2007 the BBC reported the 58-year-old had completed the takeover of Manchester City after leading shareholders, including board members, former chairman Francis Lee and BSkyB all agreed to sell their shares to Mr Thaksin, for a sum, estimated to be £82m
Reports in the press suggest Frank is keen on the idea of changing the clubs crest to something that would remind him of home.
According to the Sunday Mirror, an elephant or even a mythical half-bird half-human garuda could replace City's golden eagles, which are both national symbols in Thailand.
Designers have already been drafted in and if all goes well, a new crest could be unveiled before the end of the year.
'No one can believe that a chairman can just come in and change our badge,' said a Man City source. 'What about the club's tradition? The fans aren't going to like this one bit. Just because somebody owns the club does not give them the right to come in and change everything.'
The unnamed source finished off by saying...
'Who knows what the badge will be in the end, but if it's reflecting Shinawatra it could be a Thai man dressed in golf gear singing karaoke. It's ridiculous.'
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