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New York/London — Daniel Pinto had one of the best seats in the house for the short-lived soccer Super League. At the start of the week, JPMorgan Chase’s co-president saw his firm bankrolling the breakaway football project, which soon inflamed the passions of fans worldwide.

“We were expecting this to be emotional,” Pinto said in a Bloomberg TB Front Row interview on April 20. “We arranged a loan for a client. It’s not our place to decide the optimal way for football to operate in Europe and the UK.”..

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