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Chair comments on Government announcement on independent football regulator

25 April 2022

Responding to the Government’s commitment to introduce an independent football regulator as recommended in the fan-led review of football governance, DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said:

“The commitment to introduce an independent regulator is a welcome step, but the Government must now get on with setting it up for the sake of the health of our national game. Developments such as the proposal of the preposterous European Super League and the struggles for survival faced by clubs in our communities, have exposed football governance in this country for the joke that it is. With no firm timescale to tackle the deep-rooted problems afflicting the game and no move to establish the regulator in shadow form ahead of legislation, it feels like the Government has parked the bus, when they should be going flat out on the attack to deliver in the best interests of fans.”

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