Yeah, David, you're right. Unfortunately, if you take 80% of the articles in our sports newspapers and you erase any part related to football, they would fit perfectly in the Crime Section of the regular newspapers. The same with this article where there is no fooball involved. There are just forged papers, scams and stolen cars.
And about what Lupisor said about so-called football persons, there are curently none or very few real former fotballers in the top positions of Romanian football. These "oameni de fotbal" can be divided into 3 groups:
1 Ex-communist-football people, the ones who made a scam out of football under dicatorship and do the same under the freedom of capitalism, they don't invest any money but they gain a lot, some are or have been in trouble with the law
examples: Dragomir, Padureanu, Romica Pascu etc.
- New-generation gangsters, who were little gangsters or had some lowly jobs under communism and who turned to football to make fortunes; are or have been in trouble with the law
examples: Borcea, Becali, etc
- Bussines People, the ones who invest money, some are naive and are let the old guys do everything (Neculaie from Brasov who hired pascu), others do everything themselves (Copos); they invest amounts of money that they claim to be huge but actually are insignificant but they earn a lot (Netoiu is a good example, he sold players like Prunea, Papura, Gabi Popescu, Claudiu Niculescu and most recently Domocos but brought only Rocar players); they have a shady past also, most have been in the Securitate and used their connections to make money; some are or have been involved in troubles with the law.