Government review panel calls for English football regulator to “protect the game”
22 July 2021
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch damning of the game’s attempts to self-regulate: “It is time now for external assistance”.
Crouch is leading a “fan led” review panel. She has presented her interim report to the Government and will make a final report of her findings in the Autumn.
The panel includes former England manager Roy Hodgson and Everton CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale
She backs “Golden shares”, enabling fans to have control over symbolic matters like “club badges, location, colours and competitions.”
Overhaul of governance required, but greater study needed on revenue flows between divisions.
Tracey Crouch, the British MP and former sports minister charged by the government with leading a “fan led” into football governance, has called for the introduction of an independent regulator and a “golden share” for supporters as part of her preliminary findings.
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