Barnsley criticise EFL's governance: "Worse here in England than counterparts in France, Belgium and Switzerland"

26 May 2020

Photo: PA Images Barnsley's biggest shareholder is Chien Lee (middle), who acquired the club three years ago, together with Paul Conway (left) and Billy Beane. The consortium also co-owns Swiss club Thun and Belgian side Oostende.

The Championship club criticise the EFL's inability to hold its members accountable for violations.

Barnsley will not accept relegation while clubs such as Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are facing independent disciplinary hearings.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

Barnsley have criticised the EFL's "inability of governance to hold its members accountable", according to the Guardian, and threatened with legal action if they are relegated while other clubs are facing independent disciplinary hearings.

The report comes as the EFL is facing a £200 million loss brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and debating whether to resume the season or cancel it as it stands. 
In a letter sent to EFL chairman Rick Parry, Barnsley state a wish to complete the season and firm opposition to being relegated if it is not. 

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