Manchester United won’t bring Ronaldo home

by Sam Peoples

Twitter has been littered today with talk about Bring United Home, a fan driven ‘venture’ that is trying to raise £100 million to fund the return of Cristiano Ronaldo at home.

Each £10 payment counts as a pledge down-payment on buying a Ronaldo #7 shirt from the megastore and when the money has been raised, all the money will be passed onto the club.

Call me a cynic but this looks like a dressed up version of an email from an anonymous source claiming that I have won $100,000,000 in a South African lottery draw that needed all my bank details to transfer the money over.

 

But the horrifying thing is, there are plenty of people foolish enough to pay up it seems. According to the counter on the website, they have had over 3,800 pledges meaning that £38,000 has already been banked.

Is it legitimate? Bring Ronaldo Home claim to be working under the corporate umbrella of of Equius Ltd and say they are being audited by Deloitte LLP, one of the worlds largest auditing companies. The Daily Mail has written a couple of articles on the venture too. But it looks like smoke and mirrors to me with no real guarantees anywhere and it gets fishy when you look at it at face value.

“There will be huge disappointment and fun will be returned to fans less administration fees which are mostly made up of PayPal fees and auditing fees.”

“Administration fees”. They haven’t specified how much the administration fees will be so they can be as much as they want to be – even the whole £10. There is absolutely no guarantee that you would get your money back when the movement failed.

This viral project may have good intentions – but I very much doubt it. They won’t be getting my £10 and I’d recommend you to donate yours to charity if you really want to spend it.

Ronaldo isn’t going to come home.

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4 comments

Magaji leemcy d/wai 05/16/2013 - 18:58

Cristiano Ronaldo pass man u level his not gointo man u. Hahahaha HALA MADRID

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Javi Martinez 05/16/2013 - 00:03

Though I am a huge Man Utd and Ronaldo supporter, i don’t think we need to buy Ronaldo back for £100m or £60m, he is soon 29 years of age, do you really think that would be money well spent? I think Man Utd should instead think of buying Gareth Bale for £50m, Bale is just 23, and has the full potential to improve into a world class player at Old Trafford!

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Javi Martinez 05/16/2013 - 00:01

Though I am a huge Man Utd and Ronaldo supporter i don’t need Ronaldo be it £100m or £60m, he is soon 29 years of age, do you really think that would be money well spent? I think Man Utd should instead think of buying Gareth Bale for £50m, Bale is just 23, and has the full potential to improve into a world class player at Old Trafford!

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RedScot 05/15/2013 - 21:21

C’mon Mate you know with a £1.00 Billion buy out clause in his contract at Los Blancos it’s away with the fairys to get Ronaldo back home to Old Trafford.
It’s a Australian scam Sam.
Ignore it for every £10.00 you cough up, £ 3 .00 will kick into those twisters bank account.
It’s a sad state of affairs if United need to ask the fans to buy a player back.
The accounts ( my specialty) looked really good, the Glazers with the backing of Edward Woodwards back up marketing team in Mayfair continue to grow United’s appeal to the 650 Million fans world wide.
Do United really need more firepower with Ronaldo a 28 year old up front.
Think the early season Sam, the comebacks the slicing through the rear guard at United.
Not only due to the numerous changes to the back line; Michael Carrick was the only soldier trying to stem the tide.
United ( I know it’s boring) need investment in the rear guard, to protect the back four.
Not more ammunition in arsenal of goal scoring. IMO.
Enjoy the POTY awards on MUTV.
Ps it’s easy to repeat new signings it’s tougher to stick up for the fantastic squad we have at United.
The old gaffers legacy to be maintained with David Moye’s legacy at Everton, through youth, prudency
in finances and Premiership experience, with a work ethis and loyalty.
With our brilliant icon in the background to advise Moyes in Europe, it’s all set.
Not as some see it like Sir Matt and Wilf McGuinness. He was a player before being appointed a coach.
It’s a new dawn m8.

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