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Non-dom Daily Mail laments unpatriotic Manchester City and says Manchester United are as bad as England

by | 23rd, September 2013

Manchester City supporters celebrate their team's 4-1 win against Manchester United following their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
NEIL Ashton writes in the Mail of Manchester City’s victory over Manchester United.

In years to come, the 166th Manchester derby could go down as the day English football died.

Why ?

It’s by no means unique in this country, but City began this fixture without a single English outfield player. This was football at the highest level of the Barclays Premier League and the champions of England – with a core of six English players in the starting line-up – were picked off at will by overseas imports.

Good for City. Not so good for the England team.

You can read that story on the Mail’s website; where you can also read the site’s stats. At the time of writing, the Mail’s two most prolific comment creators are in America. Half the site’s traffic is from non-UK readers. Many of its stories are about foreigners. Does the presence of non-Brits upset the Mail’s credibility? Does the paper suffer as a result?

And what of the Mail’s owner, English-born Lord Rothermere, an hereditary peer who, as Private Eye claims, inherited his non-dom status from his late father (he moved to France to

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