The Malta Independent 13 December 2019, Friday

Man Utd’s controversial tourism tie-up with Malta under spotlight after Mizzi resignation - report

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 08:35 Last update: about 11 days ago

Manchester United's tourism tie-up with Malta is back in the spotlight because of the island’s ongoing political scandal, The Sun reports.

Tourism minister Konrad Mizzi was one of two senior figures in Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s government to resign this week in relation to the murder of an investigative journalist in 2017.

Mizzi led the Maltese delegation at September’s announcement of the multi-year deal fixed up with United chief Ed Woodward to be the club’s official tourism destination.

But it quickly hit controversy as Mizzi denied claims it would cost island taxpayers about £17million, The Sun reports.

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The Malta Independent reported about the secrecy of the deal in September

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