The new president of EA Sports is an Aussie named Andrew Wilson. He is not, like outgoing chief Peter Moore, a Liverpool fan. Because the man in charge gets to make the rules, the “Anfield” meeting room that Moore specified in honor of his favorite team at EA headquarters in California will be getting a makeover.
Wilson (who has overseen the production of the FIFA games as a VP) is a Chelsea fan, so he intends to paint the room blue (and, we assume, rechristen it “Stamford Bridge”) just as soon as Moore okays it.
It turns out that while Wilson is the new EA Sports boss, Moore has moved up the ladder to become Electronic Arts’ Chief Operating Officer. Hmm…maybe “Anfield” isn’t going anywhere after all. Or maybe Moore will acquiesce to a color change, just not a change to blue.
“I don’t think he’s given me approval to paint it blue yet,” Wilson said, “but we are at a point where not being red is OK.”
For what it’s worth from a corporate operations perspective, we should note that red is an angry color that causes heightening of the heart rate, respiration and blood pressure, while blue has proven to have calming effects on humans. Does this mean a Chelsea-themed meeting room would be better for EA Sports than a Liverpool-themed meeting room?
Probably not if the boss’ team lost.