Barcelona model inspires British billionaire’s sports dream


When British billionaire Steve Lansdown got fed up with his home town of Bristol being treated as a sporting joke he set out to put that right — modelling his vision on mighty Barcelona.

The 66-year-old, who made his fortune in financial services, said his main motivation for buying football club Bristol City, rugby side Bristol Bears and basketball outfit Bristol Flyers was that he was fed up with the teams being ridiculed even by the locals.


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