MPs Committee: Football authorities ‘complacent’. Time for Government to legislate
Time to get tough on football authorities, say MPs
An all-party group of MPs has called on the Government to take urgent action to improve the way that football club owners behave towards supporter groups. APPG Special Hearing of the attitudes the Football Association, Premier League and Football League exhibit towards the ownership of clubs, MPs have called for them to be directed to protect the interests of supporters.
The Group found that:
Contrary to the view of the football authorities, the type of ownership of football clubs makes a difference to how they behave and mutual ownership stakes by football supporters are a positive feature.
The football authorities should immediately drop their mistaken neutrality to club ownership and actively encourage supporter ownership.