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Seeing red

Conspiracy theories abound in a week of footballing controversy.

Royal Bank of Scotland has a significant interest in the Marriott hotels following its deal worth nearly 1bn and it is also the principal lender on the new Emirates Stadium.

MM could not find any further links with Arsenal FC but we do wonder whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would be interested in these apparent coincidences. The RBS badge may be blue but underneath we suspect there is red.

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