Taking the smack talk for or against “Los Diablos Rojos” out of it, do you think the AIG debacle has affected Man U’s merchandising efforts?
Man U (at one point) had the second highest global income in merchadising, with the New York Yankees still holding the top dollar spot. I am a Man U fan. I was in a soccer store and saw a jersey that I’d been looking for and I opted not to buy it because of the AIG bullseye that would ress uncomfortably over my heart. I went the safer route and bought a generic Man U t-shirt without the AIG logo. I am only one American fan, but I imagine that there are others who have had the same internal debate.