Did he just try and find a tenuous link that Alibaba would be deemed a related party? He's supposed to be educated, if he's doing that what about the rest of the donuts? If we find a new sponsor and it still continues, they'll have all shot themselves in the foot. They will have proven what many City fans said all along. It's nothing to do with where the money comes from for them, it's the fact that City have money that they can't accept. It will be proof that City made it before the drawbridge was up(a drawbridge which shouldn't be legal) and have legitimately established themselves. Perhaps proving how entitled the established elite are and how easily their riches came because of all the opportunities afforded to them(revenue splits etc).