Especially when you behave like complete idiots and load a great club with insane amounts of debt before sneaking into some cowboy court in Texas to claim $1.6 billion in damages as your reward for almost bringing Liverpool FC to its knees.
The real issue, however, is not merely the behaviour of Hicks and Gillet. They saw what was happening in English football on a smaller scale - crooks in the boardroom and cheats on the pitch - and reckoned there was easy money to be made. Probably would have been, too - if they hadn't taken greed to new levels.
I am not a supporter of Liverpool FC. My football allegiance (and paltry shareholding) resides in the lower divisions. And, as a Sox fan, I am apprehensive about the implications of divided loyalties and priorities amongst the Sox ownership if NESV takes over at Anfield.
But in this first post, I want to express my solidarity with my mates from the red side of Liverpool. All football fans, and especially those who have seen their clubs diminished by the unacceptable faces of capitalism, are with you.
Today's listening: Spider John Koerner, Ash Grove LA, 1967-02-01. Friend of Bob's - 'nuff said.