I have my reservations about Arsene Wenger as a football manager, but he's absolutely right when he says that politicians should keep their noses out of football. It beggars belief that the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has threatened the Football Association, the Premier League and the Football League with intrusive legislation unless it implements a raft of politically correct reforms. Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has urged the FA Council to become more "diverse", while Committee Chairman John Whittingdale has demanded that the FA and the two league bodies become more "inclusive", "sustainable" and "driven from the grassroots".
Is this the same John Whittingdale who has been such a robust defender of press freedom against political interference in the wake of the Leveson Report? Or has he morphed into Harriet Harman? Why stop at "diverse", "inclusive" and "sustainable"? Why not insist that the FA employ an Equalities Officer who can make sure members of the FA Council regularly attend LGBT awareness workshops? (To read more, click here.)