As Alisher Usmanov gamely battles to stretch the Premiership's description of a "fit and proper person" further still, his pursuit of Arsenal hasn't passed the canny eye of one MEP who condemned him as a "gangster and racketeer".
And who is this plucky politico? None other than Tom Wise. The same Tom Wise who is currently being investigated by the EU's anti-fraud office for siphoning off about £40,000 of taxpayers' money to his own account.
The whole kettle and pot situation echos Ashley Mote's brave fight against fraud in the EU. Before he was jailed for fraud.