A vote of no confidence passed on the English FA on Friday night, has left them in limbo over the propose sales of the Wembley Stadium to Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguar owner, Shahid Khan.
The FA on Thursday received a £1billion formal offer from Shahid Khan which has divided the FA against itself after Friday night meeting
Former premier league chairman, Sir Dave Richards accused the Martin Glenn led board decision to selli Wembley as scandalous.
Richards who was the most powerful man in English football and still a member of the 127- strong FA council, also called for the FA blazers to remove Martin Glenn, Greg Clarke and the rest of the board saying they are two people who don’t know the game.
He said, “Its scandalous, it took 10 years of massive hard work to build that stadium and now two people who don’t know the game trying to sell it”
“People (on the council) are that fed up I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised if there is a motion for a vote of no confidence in the board. I’m certainly going to speak out at the next council meeting and voice my opposition and I hope other people have the courage to do likewise.’
His view was echoed by Ken Bates, the former Chelsea chairman and FA board member who was central to the initiative to buy Wembley for the FA in 1999 and build the new stadium.
However, the FA Executive chairman, Glenn believes it is a good move for the FA as it would enable them to pump £500m into grassroots football and solve the dire shortage of decent football pitches across the country. Initial data suggest the terrible winter caused as many as 50,000 matches to be postponed this season.