This is the biggest story in World #Sport at the moment

The way the narrative is starting to play out is so reminiscent of the #Trump election - It's a scary template!

Regulated media V's Unregulated Media competing to tell the story 🤯#Boxing #Tribal…
For any #boxing / #sport fan with no previous knowledge of these characters, we should be sceptical of simplistic caricatures that are served up by Online Fans OR stenographers masquerading as journalists!

There's a lot of sh*t out there! 🤳💻

Research & Critical thinking! 🤔
If we accept the @panorama programme #boxingandthemob then we have a situation whereby #OrganisedCrime has not only infiltrated BUT is dominating a Global/Professional Sport!

If that's the case, what's to stop these forces taking over #Football OR other major Sport next?

Another question would be;

If #OrganisedCrime has taken a controlling interest in professional sport, how come the #SportsMedia #Promotors #Sponsors #Athletes #Management #Fans have done little to call it out? 💸🔁

@BTSportBoxing @SkySportsBoxing @DAZNBoxing
#MAGA #MTK #Media
And why are there so many Boxers/Trainers/Fans online dismissing this story as some kind of #WitchHunt against #Kinahan ?

- "Stop being a hater"
- "No criminal convictions"
- "Good for the sport"
- "The boxers love him"
- "Look at all the investment he's making in sport/charity"
Let's consider the x2 key questions;

- Is Kinahan part of Serious Organised Crime / Is an OCG trying to legitimise itself through the control of professional sport?

- If so, why does they seem to have so much support?

The evidence...

Real Organised Crime has heritage / lineage (like Royals😉)

#Power #Control #systems #Families

In the UK/Ireland, Tier 1 criminals used to be Bank Robbers/Big time thieves in the 60's/70's.

Drugs became big in the 80's/90's⏩
Money grew exponentially 💸💰

So, start there 🧐
Read the extensive reporting & books from the last 30 years.

Look at the recurring names, systems, connections, convictions, dead bodies, wrecked societies!

And consider 🤔 Maybe we better watch out for this!?

It's real - It's Dangerous - It's being Normalised!

Like Trump was
Serious Organised Crime is a multi-national business.

Those TV shows we've seen about Italian, Russian, Latin Americans Mafia's/Cartels etc that seem Dark, Scary - Sexy, Glamorous!?

Read the Irish, Spanish & international press though

Stories from real communities 👀

Oh ☹️
The $£Mega Money created by Global Drug Trafficking has spawned the growth of other related sectors;

- Intelligence Agencies
- Terrorism Financing
- Offshore Networks

A lack of joined-up ability & approach 🌐 to stamp it out means some of that money seeps out & can corrupt 💸🔁
So why are so many boxers, trainers, pundits & fans dismissing this?

Money talks 🤷‍♂️💸

If your paycheque depends on it, are you going to stand up and call it out?

As well as the misery drugs bring to societies, they suck money out & concentrate it in the hands of key criminals
Those criminals are using popular sport & athletes to launder their 💉💊💸 & Reputations
#SportsWashing #MoneyLaundering

#Media plays a big part in this ecosystem

eg Unregulated #Socials & #Podcasts
Fund them & control the narrative

Popular opinion turns -Key Athletes Support
This isn't completely new...

Just like Trump re-inventing himself from a dodgy/failed businessman to a TV Business Guru & ultimately President of 🇺🇸 using #FoxNews #SocialMedia & having questionable connections/funding!

Sports Washing is a tactic

It Works

Perception = Reality
The big broadcasters are cornered! 🥊

Do @SkySportsBoxing or @BTSportBoxing refuse to deal with this company & the huge group of Athletes they control (pay for)?


The #FuryJoshua fight is a perfect example.

Just look at the numbers 🧐💰

It's Great Sport - Demand is there!
Boxing is the toughest of sports.

Any man/woman who is willing to test themselves in the ring against professionally trained fighters deserves respect (& hopefully a decent payday)

MTK can offer the best BECAUSE they have a 'Big Pot' of 💰 according to @BBCPanorama

Over Pay!?
Just like big corporations that can undercut smaller businesses because they have fancy structures to avoid tax OR 'Cartel like' relationships that ensure competition is priced out of the market

It's just... this cartels main business is allegedly drugs/murder/death/destruction!
So why hasn't this been stopped?

Why haven't authorities protected societies & arrested criminals?

Why is there so much confusion & cognitive dissonance?

#ModernWorld #FakeNews #GreyZones #Brexit #Trump #CultOfPersonalities

Lack of multi-lateral joined-up thinking/action!🚨
Anyone looking for good 📚 around this, check out;

Also, to see how funny money (dark) can allegedly find it's way into society in other ways, watch out for news from #Liverpool #LCC #Politics #Bribes #Construction #Property etc 💸
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Very stylish!📽️

Very gory!! ☠️🔫💉👃💸

Perfectly set up for Series 2!🇲🇽🇺🇸🇷🇺

Stark visualisation of the key zones for a massive, dark, dangerous/murderous industry;

#Production - #Logistics - #Distribution - #EndMarkets


@skytv @skyatlantic @NOWTV #Narcos

Has obviously drawn on some recent real-life inspiration.

- Poor deprived zones of production

- Use of big business in distribution ✈️⛴️ (Price 📈)

- Wholesale & Street dealers

- End Users 👃💉💸…
Lot's of money is made 💸🔁💸

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When product gets into end user markets (Europe for example)
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Here's an interesting parallel tale from 1980's boxing! 🥊


1.Dark Money (Fraud/Stole from banks)
2.Associated with big name boxer (Ali)
3.Paid Boxers/Trainers over the odds
4.Laundered stolen💸

If you control the big name (e.g. Fury) & there is a lack of scrutiny in professional boxing - Bingo!

-Big name📸📺
-Grow brand📈
-Attract more fighters🥊💰
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-Side deals (podcasts/clothing/vodka/property)🤝💱
-Big following
In some ways - Hats off - Good business!

Entertainment product - Fans - Leverage brand✅

Key issues though;

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(Drugs, Logistics/Trafficking, Weapons, 💰Laundering services).
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Bigger than #ElChapo bigger than #PabloEscobar 💉💊☠️💰

Big news then, I guess 👀


Huge numbers! $400 billion+ pa 🌎🌍🌏
National security type influence.

Social - Political - Economic

Where does all that money go? 🤔🔁💸
When illegal drug operations get this big, they cross borders, networks become huge & they need protection/assistance

According to well documented incidents, intelligence agencies sometimes oversee 👀

Political expedience
#VangPao #Laos #KhunSa #Golden🔺
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The 'buzz word' in business - Footy is soon to get it's dose

What's this about though?

#Control #Money #power

These 'Elite' club owners will point to #UEFA & #FIFA chequered pasts & say "We'll do it better"

Despite massive numbers in revenues💰💱 Football clubs are so bloated, the top guys feel they need more!

For long term planning, they need control of the rules of competition too.

The huge swathes of capital hoarded by the investment banks/rich are willing to fund this new comp
The #PremierLeague will end up a place for the 'Elite' teams in the new #EuropeanSuperLeague to play their so called reserve squads - Because the rewards on offer merit that.

That said, with the huge revenues they will dominate, those reserve squads will still be the best ⚽️🤯💁
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"Life imitating art" 📽️

Saw a headline last week about the #VaticanBank being involved in some mysterious money flows, so decided to watch the newly edited #Godfather 3 #Coda


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I noticed the #Derby #takeover is looking on shaky legs from the reporting today - Quelle surprise!

In addition to the thread & background Offshore/Samuelson/Obolensky, thought it might be worth posing more questions

How do these people/structures work?…
I've read quite a lot about ⚽️ finances & the machinations of 💸 in the offshore world.

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Money Men - Fronts - Frauds…
Trust/Offshore Companies are involved in Fiduciary Duties

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