The Fan-led Review of Football Governance proposed ideas which could radically transform our game for the better – and we want fans across the country to do their bit and ensure that the Government implements those recommendations.
Football club chief executives have already started their own lobbying operation to oppose the report and we, as supporters, must counteract that by contacting our elected officials and letting them know that football fans are right behind the Fan-led Review.
How can I help?We want individual fans and supporters’ groups to contact their own MP and ask them to show their support for the report by writing to Nadine Dorries, the secretary of state for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). We believe most MPs will support the review’s proposals but we want to ensure the Government hears from elected representatives from across the country.
How should I introduce my email? Say who you are and where you live. Be polite. If you support a club in (or around) your MPs constituency then it’s worth namechecking your team – especially if it has been through problems which the Fan-led Review seeks to fix (e.g. administration, ownership issues etc).
Ask your MP to write to Nadine Dorries, the secretary of state for the DCMS, and call for the Government to back all the recommendations in the Fan-led Review of Football Governance.
Point out that Football has had many opportunities to self-regulate and has not taken them. The Government’s Fan-led Review manifesto commitment was welcome and now it should deliver up the recommendations of the report (you might wish to include them, see below).
What are the recommendations?
Don’t forget to copy in the FSA (email@example.com) so we can see which MPs have been contacted. While it’s better to contact MPs via email we realise many people will prefer to use Twitter – tag @WeAreTheFSA as we’d be interested to join in those discussions.