The view from Germany

Seeing red

April 5, 2013
By Uli Hesse
A fortnight ago, we talked about colours, or at least I did. (See: "Colour schemes", March 23.) It was partly prompted by Vincent Tan's decision to rebrand, as they call it in the biz, Cardiff City and change from blue to red. In that context, I quoted what Tan, a Malaysian businessman, had told the BBC in February: "You look at Man United and Liverpool and they are red - they are much more successful and have a bigger fan base than Chelsea or Manchester City."

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