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EFL, FA and Premier League grilled by MPs

Rick Parry (chairman, EFL), Richard Masters (chief executive, Premier League), Greg Clarke (chairman, FA) faced the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee today (Tuesday 10th November 2020) in a wide-ranging discussion.

Masters and Parry faced questions on a possible football governance review as they argued that football could sort out its own house and did not need Government intervention.

MPs were sceptical and questioned the lack of fan involvement in their plans, given the Government’s proposed “fan-led review” which is backed by the Football Supporters’ Association.

The pair also faced questions on football’s relationship with gambling, while Masters promised a change of direction in the Premier League’s pay-per-view plans.

Clarke then faced MPs in the second session which took an unexpected turn when the FA chairman referred to “coloured players” and made a string of offensive comments which resulted in his resignation before the day was over.

Thanks to Melfoody for the image (Flickr under CC licence).

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