Rick Parry has been filmed secretly in the train to hold a conversation stunning with a supporter of Wigan Athletic in which he said that there was a rumor that the administration of the club was related to ” a bet in the Philippines on their relegation “.
A clip, posted on the social network Thursday evening, shows the president of the EFL openly discussing what happens in the holding of the championship has been hit by the crisis with a man in the street.
Parry said the supporter, who filmed the exchange and with which Sportsmail has looked after, that there was a rumor that the administration in which Wigan has plunged Wednesday was triggered by a bet.
The president of the EFL, Rick Parry, was filmed talking about the club hit Wigan Athletic
Rick Parry: “there are all sorts of rumors. There are rumors that there is a bet in the Philippines on their relegation because the former owner of the interests of the game in the Philippines.
The EFL has acknowledged that the video was legitimate, said that it was a snapshot of a conversation more wide, and added that Parry was happy to engage.
Wigan face a penalty of 12 points that can, in all probability, return to the third level. They are currently in 14th place, seven points off the relegation zone. During a day of drama, the directors had previously stated that there was a 25% chance that the winners of the FA Cup 2013 will not be able to complete their matches.
The fan, who did not wish to be named, said he had approached the former director general of Liverpool, Parry, while he lived nearby in a village in Cheshire, and he thought that his supporters deserved answers about the crisis that takes place at the stadium DW.
While the camera that took the video was pointed towards the ground, the fan said that he had taken the registration on a public land, and had violated no law. He added that he had tried to talk to Parry on Wednesday, when the new devastating broke out, but that he had been asked to come back on Thursday.
A spokesperson for EFL said: “The EFL is aware of a video of its president, and published on social networks yesterday evening to discuss recent developments at Wigan Athletic.
The championship club announced on Wednesday that it had been placed in administration
“This was part of a discussion much broader and impromptu that he had with a supporter of Wigan that he does not know but who live in the same area.
“The private conversation focused on the events of the last 24 to 48 hours, how the EFL can help and what happens next. The various rumors and reports that have been circulating throughout the day were also discussed.
“While the president didn’t know he was filmed, he was happy to participate in the debate and appreciates that this period is a cause for concern and difficult for all those who are associated with the club. “
Parry, 65, took over the role last year and is a former director-general of the Premier League. It may well now be facing questions about his judgment.
Earlier Thursday, the administrators have stated that there is a one in four chance that Wigan could not see the season. If they are not able to play their matches, the club risk going to sleep.
The EFL has stated that the video of Parry was legitimate, and was an excerpt from a conversation wider
Gerald Krasner, one of the three directors, said he expects to secure a financial mess, “incredible” and has put the club in the championship at the knees, and he confirmed that there was no prospect that the owners of Wigan, Next Leader Fund, are ” a dime “, after purchasing the club last month only.
“If we don’t solve and don’t sell, yes, it is as bad as Bury,” said Krasner. “The ultimate sanction is the liquidation. “
International Entertainment Corporation, led by the professional poker player Stanley Choi has sold its stake to 17.5 million pounds last month to another company based in Hong Kong, which was majority-owned by the same man at the time of the agreement.
Friday, the wages should be paid, of which 30% would have been deferred. But Krasner could not guarantee that it will be honored. It is thought that the club needs approximately 6 million pounds sterling for the current expenses.