Derby’s owner attacks Premier League hoarding £1.5bn as coronavirus impacts league clubs

19 March 2020

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Photo: Getty Images Derby County chairman and owner Mel Morris (left) and CEO Stephen Pearce.

"It wasn’t meant to become a bank, to stockpile money, that was not the basis of why it was formed," says Derby chairman about a fund under the Premier League which – according to Mel Morris – has as value of no less than £1.5 billion.

Mel Morris calls for those Premier League funds to be redistributed.

Seeds of inequity in deal cut between EFL and Premier league, says Morris.

Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Mel Morris, the owner of Derby County, has raised concerns that the Premier League is holding up to £1.5 billion of funds while Football League clubs suffer as the impact of coronavirus is felt.

The Rams chairman told offthepitch.com that given that the season has been halted in attempt to slow down the speed of infection of Covid-19, questions should be raised about the inequity of English football.

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