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The Russia-Ukraine war has been disillusioning in so many respects. It has also brought into the disinfecting sunlight the total capture of the English football Premier League by dodgy global capital.

Earlier this week Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea Football Club and an alleged close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was hit with sanctions by the UK government, freezing all his assets in the country. He had placed the assets of the club in trust a few days before, as the freeze became imminent...

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