What happens with the government review of football?
The Conservative Party promised a fan-led review of football governance in its manifesto for the 2019 general election and announced its official launch last month in direct response to the idea of the European Super League.
The review will be led by Tracey Crouch, a former sports minister who enjoys tremendous trust and respect from all in politics.
There have been widespread calls for some sort of independent regulator to handle football’s special interests and also a major review of ownership models, including the current ‘fit and suitable’ test.
James Cleverly, the former Tory co-chair and now foreign secretary, said on Monday that fans should be “at the heart” of the game after the review.
« [A football club] is kind of like a listed building, ”said Malcolm Clarke, president of the Football Supporters’ Association. “Just because you own it doesn’t mean you should be able to do whatever you want with it. This whole episode shows how frustrated the supporters are.
“If the ‘rebel six’ did a good thing for us, they pushed these issues to the top of the political agenda. It could well be a seismic moment for English football when we get the reforms that many of us have been clamoring for.