Fan groups launch “Vote Football”

Politicians are being urged to think football as a new website is launched, giving supporters across the country an opportunity to lobby prospective MPs in their constituency.

Vote Football calls on politicians to protect clubs from “exploitative, clueless or reckless owners” and is backed by fan groups, including the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF).

Supporters visiting the site enter their post code and Vote Football generates a tailored email to local politicians asking if they will reform the game.

Malcolm Clarke, chair of the Football Supporters’ Federation, said:

“Football clubs are more than private companies. They are part of the cultural heritage of their local communities. And supporters are more, far more, than customers.

“We are the lifeblood of the game and our allegiance is lifelong. Our voice must be heard in all the key decisions affecting our clubs.

“Existing Company Law does not give sufficient protection to clubs or rights to supporters when owners want to ignore traditions or behave in a financially irresponsible way. A stronger legal framework is needed.

“Vote Football gives fans the chance to lobby their next MP to enshrine, in law, the protection of clubs from exploitative owners. We urge all supporters with a vote to use the site.”

For more details see the FSF article here.

To go to the Vote Football website click here.