Date: 22nd July 2011 at 2:38am
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Michael Owen winner's medal

Is there buried United treasure at Eastlands souvenir shop?

In one of the more bizarre stories this week a shop fitter has been arrested on suspicion of trying to blackmail Manchester City, with the threat of exposing United memorabilia buried under the club’s souvenir store.

The Mirror reports:

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of blackmailing Manchester City FC after claiming Manchester United memorabilia was buried under their souvenir store.

“Neil Gordon, 37, was held after City bosses claimed to have received a phone call and series of emails.

“The club was allegedly told that United memorabilia was hidden beneath floor tiles at the £1million City Store.

“They said a demand of £3,000 was made to keep the story from the media and it was also alleged that a “treasure hunt” for United fans to locate the items had been organised online.

“Mr Gordon, of Rochdale, is believed to work as a floor fitter. He has been bailed.

“The store was opened by City boss Roberto Mancini last November. It is not known if any memorabilia is actually buried at the store.”

I’ll let you insert your own jokes about Premier League winner’s medals finally being at the City souvenir shop here______.

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