Harry Redknapp, former manager of the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., was recently accused of tax evasion related to a bung he received for player transfers. What!? I know, English news articles are fun, but sometimes difficult to decipher.
Translation for American readers:
- Harry Redknapp is the current manager of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The spherical kind of football, not the prolate spheroid with pointed ends so popular around this time of year in the United States.
- Tottenham Hotspur has been around since 1882, often referred to as the “Spurs.”
- A “bung” is an English word used to mean a BRIBE.
Redknapp allegedly hid his bonuses in an offshore account in Monaco which he named “Rosie 47″ after his dog and his own birth year. Once again we see that people will do whatever it takes to find tax relief these days, even if it means resorting to nefarious tricks and schemes. Full story here.