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Gary Neville Leads Calls for Independent Regulation in English Football with ‘Save our Beautiful Game’ Manifesto

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The “Save our Beautiful Game” manifesto put ahead by an eight-member group seeks to deal with points together with monetary disparity and unsustainability.

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  • Last Updated: October 16, 2020, 18:51 IST
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A bunch of sports activities figures together with former England defender Gary Neville, former Football Association chairman David Bernstein and Olympian Denise Lewis have issued a manifesto calling for the unbiased regulation of English soccer.

The “Save our Beautiful Game” manifesto put ahead by the eight-member group on Thursday states that “football has shown itself incapable of self-reform” and seeks to deal with points together with monetary disparity and unsustainability.

The group’s calls come after Premier League golf equipment rejected plans for radical modifications to the league’s buildings and funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“If the English Premier League is to perform its role as the pinnacle of the domestic game its responsibilities and financial contribution to the wider game need to be more carefully defined,” the manifesto stated, in accordance with British media.

“It also needs to be complemented by an effective and independent body to oversee the financial regulation of the game. The FA lacks credibility and has proved to be largely ineffective as a governing body. It has not modernised and is not sufficiently independent.”

The manifesto additionally pointed the scarcity of Black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches and managers on the highest stage, a basic lack of range, and the “exploitation” of golf equipment and followers as points to be addressed.

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