MP’s enquiry lays bare football’s governance failures
22 October 2019
FA chairman: “The FA only got involved after Bury were expelled from the Football League.”
MP suggests Parliament give football authorities statutory powers.
Rogue owners took £1 million out of Bury.
A Parliamentary enquiry has laid bare some of the regulatory failings that led to the collapse of Bury over the summer and brought Bolton Wanderers to the brink of financial meltdown.
In a damning indictment, the chairman of Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, Damian Collins MP said that the EFL had “failed in its duty” towards Bury fans, while his colleague Ian Lucas, the Wrexham MP, professed himself “stunned” at the FA’s inaction over the club’s collapse.
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