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Labour plan greater say for soccer fans via takeover rule shake-up
Labour plan greater say for soccer fans via takeover rule shake-up

LONDON (Reuters) - New buyers of English and Welsh soccer clubs may be forced to sell up to 10 percent of their stakes to fans of the club under plans put forward on Friday by Britain's opposition Labour party to shake up club ownership and governance rules. Britain's top tier soccer league generates more money than any other domestic European soccer competition, attracting wealthy foreign investors and top players. But its popularity has also fuelled above-inflation rises in ticket prices which have priced some fans out of attending matches. If Labour, who currently have a narrow lead in opinion polls, win power at a May 2015 election they would also force all clubs to allow...

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