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Prime Minister indicates support for independent football regulator

But that support must come with a pledge to legislate

FAIR Game warmly welcomed the news that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fully supportive of an independent regulator, but warned that it will mean nothing if there is not a firm commitment to legislation. 

The comment came in response to a question from the Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton, Graham Stringer, in PMQs last week.

Fair Game is a group of 34 value-driven football clubs including Tonbridge Angels who are working with leading experts to develop long-lasting solutions to the problems our game faces.  

Niall Couper, CEO of Fair Game said: “Football has always demonstrated itself incapable of regulating itself, there are just too many vested interests. So we’re delighted to hear the Prime Minister’s endorsement of an independent regulator for English football at PMQs today. 

“For too long change has been kicked down the road, whilst our clubs have kicked the bucket. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to save the future of football. We need the Government response to the Fan-Led Review to endorse its recommendations and commit to legislation being included in May’s Queen’s Speech.”

Published Saturday 26th March 2022 (last updated Tuesday 17th October 2023)