"Terrible idea": Why some club owners hate the government's idea for a football regulator – even though the EFL are in favour

The Premier League offices in London
The Premier League offices in London (Image credit: Getty Images)

English football could see a major overhaul after the UK government published its plans to revamp how the sport functions behind the scenes – but they have outraged some in the football world.

On Thursday, the government published its white paper – an official policy document that outlines a government's plans for new laws – on how to change football, following an independent fan-led review. These plans will be put forward to parliament and voted on by MPs before they can be enacted.

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the former Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content. He plays football regularly, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.