By Tony Attwood
Last September The Spectator magazine (not a publication that normally deals with football) ran the article Why football needs a regulator.
In was the first major uptake on a series we started in March last year and ran through three articles…
- “Football should have a regulator” and what would Fifa say about that?
- “Football should have a regulator.” England’s government challenges Fifa. part 2
- Yet another reason why we need a football regulator
But nothing has happened. There is no regulator, and no sign of a regulator, although there is another court case pending that might just bring the whole issue to centre stage in a short while.
Meanwhile, according to an article in the Telegraph, (FA investigate alleged homophobic chants aimed at Chelsea fans) there will be an investigation by the FA into the behaviour of Manchester City fans during the second half of their win against Chelsea.
Meanwhile, there is also an onging FA investigation into chanting at Old Trafford during the Manchester United match against Everton.
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One Reply to “Why football needs an independent regulator now.”
Football certainly needs an independent body to scrutinise refereeing, PGMOL, VAR, and the FA’s disciplinary procedures. Today’s announcement that Arsenal have been charged yet again would certainly indicate the presence of bias or corruption within at least one of these jigsaw pieces.