Blackpool hit with £50,000 fine by FA for pitch invasion

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Blackpool have been fined £50,000 by the FA after a pitch invasion which caused their final game of last season to be abandoned, ITV have reported.

The FA also gave Blackpool a severe warning over its future conduct. Hundreds of supporters invaded the pitch during the first half at Bloomfield Road during Blackpool's final day match against Huddersfield Town.

Since the abandonment, the Seasiders friendly match away at Lancaster City had to be abandoned due to another prolonged pitch invasion and Pool's scheduled fixture against Morecambe was forced to be played behind closed doors over fears of fans invading the pitch.


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Fan Takeover

Supporters of the club were protesting at their dissatisfaction with the club's owners, the Oyston family. The 'Blackpool Supporters Trust' have requested private talks with Karl Oyston over the possibility of a £16 million takeover bid and have already wrote an open letter to Oyston, to which he has replied.

Oyston has given BST 14-days to reply to a number of queries he raised in his reply letter which can be found HERE.

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Blackpool earned promotion to the Premier League back in 2010 but will now start next season in League 1 following their almost inevitable relegation from the Championship.

The Seasiders face a trip to Accrington Stanley on Friday evening where more protests are expected by the club's supporters. The pitch at Accrington is looking great ahead of the game, perfect for an on field protest.

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