In a story that may barely make a ripple in the U.S. but figures to dominate headlines overseas, Stan Kroenke is set to take control of the Premier League club Arsenal on Sunday.
Kroenke, who also recently took controlling interest in the St. Louis Rams, plans to increase his stake in Arsenal from 30% to 62% on Monday, according to the Associated Press. He didn’t comment on the report.
After the deal goes through, NFL owners will own arguably the two most well known soccer teams on the planet. (The Glazers own Manchester United.)
Assuming the passion of the Arsenal fanbase hasn’t dissipated since Fever Pitch came out — one of the best books ever written on life as a fan — we’re guessing say this news won’t be greeted too warmly in England.