Brit Sports Minister threatens to bring legislation if FA doesn't introduce reforms

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 10:50 hrs

Britain Sports Minister Huge Robertson has claimed if the Football Association (FA) doesn't deliver reforms in the game then they would bring in legislation to do so.

New laws could be put in place to drive sweeping changes to the way English football is run, following failures by the sport's authorities to change the governance of the game, the Daily Star reports.

A committee of MPs said the Premier League wielded too great an influence over the game in England and ordered reforms, but the culture, media and sport select committee said it had been very disappointed by the football authorities' response to its proposals for reform made in July 2011.

The committee's concerns cover financial management, the balance of power between the Premier League and the Football Association, and major financial risk-taking, the paper said.

The committee proposed shaking up how the FA operates and making clubs adhere to financial rules, regulated by a licensing system.

Sports minister Hugh Robertson said if football does not deliver the reforms then they will look at bringing forward legislation.

In a joint statement, the FA, Premier League and Football League said the necessary reforms would be implemented. (ANI)

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