Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is a wanted man back in the country he used to be in charge of. Thailand’s Supreme Court issued a warrant for his arrest today on corruption charges.
Thai prosecutors have threatened to seek Shinawatra’s extradition from the U.K. if he doesn’t arrive in Bangkok for a court hearing. The last one that he was ordered to appear at, he didn’t show up to.
OK, so it’s not like City doesn’t know how to deal with warrants and police investigations. Hell, Joey Barton played there for five seasons. But it’s a different matter altogether when the owner of a club faces charges like these. According to the BBC, if Thaksin is convicted it could threaten his status as Manchester City’s owner because it would be in violation of F.A. rules.
This could be the football saga of the year…