“In recent days, the club has received representations from various key stakeholders, both internally and externally, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions.”

From what they put us through – the embarrassment – the shame – the anger – is that really enough?

There will be many fans now pushing for FSG to sell up, and we can understand why. Of course, how do you know the next billionaire is one whose values we admire from top to bottom – we thought the Americans were some of the most trustworthy, honest in the business – but it’s only ever been PR.

Perhaps they should speak to their PR people before the next clanger, not afterwards, as seems to be the case most of the time.