English government takes action: soccer clubs get independent regulator
The British government is to appoint an independent regulator to ensure, among other things, that clubs cannot simply enter championships that threaten national leagues. This includes, for example, the much maligned Super League.
On Wednesday, the government adopted all the recommendations of an already existing independent commission, which came about earlier in consultation with fans. These previously turned en masse against the arrival of the Super League, which some of the country’s top clubs wanted to form with clubs from England and Spain, among others.
One of the aims of the regulator will be to protect the cultural heritage of English soccer, the BBC reports. When new owners or board members arrive, supporters should be given an important voice in the scheme.
It is envisaged that the regulator will also be able to impose sanctions on clubs for breaking the rules, for example in financial matters.