British Soccer Champions Manchester United have been told to return any sponsorship money received from insurance group AIG, the clubs shirt sponsors, which will leave the team bankrupt.
AIG, it is alleged, paid the club over $1 Billion in sponsorship last year - and now the US Treasury wants it back.
Manchester United's Soccer Head Coach told gathered reporters he has been ordered to sell his top players in an attempt to repay the money - some say the club, one of the biggest in the world, may fold.
"I can't believe this" said one unhappy Manchester fan in London "We could lose everything - we may have to sell the stadium!"
Another United fan, in Japan, is heartbroken "I never thought this could happen - the end of United - but shit happens I guess"
Meanwhile, rivals Manchester City, the richest club in the World have offered United a deal to take some of their high earning players "Off their hands", to save their neighbours from extinction.
"It's the least we can do" said one Manchester City fan from his home in Salford.