Passing the Buck: Redknapp and the BCFC Owners

"The buck stops here" is an expression that originates from poker, where a marker or counter (such as a knife with a buckhorn handle during the American Frontier era) was used to indicate the person whose turn it was to deal. If the player did not wish to deal he could pass the responsibility by passing the "buck", as the counter came to be called, to the next player.