A court has heard how newly-promoted Premier League side Sheffield United have been funded by the family of infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
The Blades are still on Cloud Nine after securing their return to the English top-flight earlier this month, but the club’s co-owners, Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is a member of the Saudi royal family, are currently embroiled in a High Court battle over control of the club.
And, pretty remarkably, the fourth day of the case being heard involved the revelation that the Bramall Lane side were directly funded by a family member of the ex-Al-Qaeda leader to the tune of £3 million.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Sheffield United received the sum as part of a loan labelled in their accounts as ‘Project Delta’, which can apparently be directly traced back to Bin Laden’s family.
Moreover, the Sheffield Star has reported that Barrister Andreas Gledhill QC, who is representing Abdullah’s team, has said that McCabe was aware of where the funding had come from, and that McCabe ‘knew the money had come from another source, namely a member of the bin Laden family.’
A pretty extraordinary turn of events, eh?
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