Is it just Sneak or is SOCA – the UK’s newly launched Serious Organised Crime Agency – taking its “soccer” acronym a little too literally? Its logo – a roaring lion, rampant above a globe, with a stylised crown atop the whole thing – is exactly the kind of emblem normally found stamped on merchandise from a Premiership football club. Not the most auspicious comparison for an agency charged with protecting society from threats a lot more dangerous than eleven men and a bag of air. Sneak hopes this is not a portent of things to come, and that Soca will not score too many own-goals.
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