Bury expelled from EFL after 125 years

27 August 2019

Photo: Getty Images Supporter seen at Bury's Gigg Lane ground following a decision by C&N Sporting Risk, saying it was unable to continue with its takeover of the club on August 27, 2019 in Bury, England.

Bury FC’s membership of the English Football League was formally ended at 11pm on Tuesday night.

"One of the darkest days," said EFL chair.

Bolton Wanderers have been given 14 days to avoid expulsion from League One.

Mads Meisner Christensen mm@offthepitch.com

Bury FC have been expelled from the English Football League after 125 years of continued membership after the EFL board ran out of patience.

The two-time FA Cup winners were handed a deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday evening to complete a sale to sports analytics firm C&N Sporting Risk or face having their membership rescinded. But the late takeover collapsed.

At 11pm the EFL confirmed that Bury would be expelled and become the first team to drop out of the league since 1992.

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