Conservative Damian Collins calls for regulator to remove errant football club owners

3 December 2019

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Photo: Getty Images “It would be much better for football if there was an independent body, and the FA [Football Association] would be the logical one, which could intervene and act as a sort of regulator of clubs, that could audit them,” saysConservative MP Damian Collins (Middle).

Regulator would have power to stop takeovers at early stage and owners in breach of rules.

Earlier today it was reported that owner and management at Sheffield Wednesday have been charged individually of misconduct. Now former DCMS Committee chair calls for Parliament to set up tougher regulatory body.

Collins attacks EFL over perceived failure to act effectively over collapse of Bury.

Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Conservative MP Damian Collins has called for an independent body with sweeping powers to tackle breaches of football club ownership rules to be set up by Parliament.

The chair of the powerful Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee until the general election campaign kicked off last month, said a new regulator with teeth was needed as rules were being regularly flaunted.

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