Football is nothing without fans – but too often their voices are not heard in the way their clubs are run. The Coronavirus crisis and its last economic impact may endanger the future of many clubs and the communities that depend on them.
Too many clubs were left weakened headed into this crisis by poor management. Scandals from Blackpool to Bury and Bolton show that we urgently need a review of the game’s governance, ownership and funding.
That starts by strengthening the game from the ground up and giving supporters a genuine say in how their clubs are run. Football supporters’ trusts should able to appoint and remove at least two club directors and purchase shares, giving fans more ownership of the clubs at the heart of their communities.
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