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Chair comments on Fan Led Review of Football Governance

24 November 2021

The Chair has gives this comment following the publication of the Independent Fan Led Review of Football Governance chaired by Tracey Crouch MP.   

Chair's comment

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said:  

“For too long professional football in this country has operated with a disregard for fans and for the most basic good business practice.  

“We welcome the review’s central recommendation for an independent football regulator with accountability to the DCMS Committee to assess performance and value for money.  

“A Shadow Board of fans with a Golden Share in clubs will put paid to ridiculous hair-brained schemes such as the European Super League. New owners’ and directors’ tests and a transfer levy to benefit grassroots clubs are all moves in the right direction.  

“What we need now is urgent government action with a Bill before the House. The Secretary of State must look to introduce a football regulator in the next Queen’s speech. We can have no further prevarication, nor see these recommendations shunted into a future election manifesto. Today must mark the start of building a stronger, fairer and more sustainable national game.” 

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