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Fan-led review to propose an independent regulator for football

Racey Crouch will propose an independent regulator for football when it releases its in-game fan-led review final report on Wednesday night.

The long-awaited report is expected to recommend the creation of a regulator to manage a licensing system, giving the regulator the power to withdraw licenses from clubs that have attempted to join escaped competitions such as the European Super League.

He would also oversee the testing of owners and directors and require clubs to provide proof of financial viability, although Crouch is not expected to offer to ban the type of deals that led to the Newcastle takeover. United by the Saudis.

The final report is also expected to call for a more equitable sharing of Premier League parachute payments between EFL clubs.

He will recommend giving supporters a “golden share” in clubs and the power to veto things such as changing the club name, the colors of the badge or kit, and the sale of their club. Stadium.

Crouch, the former sports minister, is also expected to include a recommendation to consider lifting the 36-year-old ban on fans drinking alcohol in the stands.

The fan-led independent review was commissioned by the government in April following the collapse of the European Super League, promised by the Conservative Party in its manifesto for the 2019 general election. The government said that he would support Crouch’s review by introducing any necessary legislation.


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