Football fans have very little say over the running of their favourite clubs.
Supporters spend a massive amount of money every year on their favourite clubs.
They buy club merchandise and most importantly support their clubs at games.
Without fans, a football club would not be able to operate.
However, despite the importance of a fanbase, football supporters have very little say in the day-to-day running of clubs.
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The decision making is made by the select few that run the club.
Football supporters can have some influence through protests and other means but ultimately owners have the final say.
However, that could be about to change in the near future.
A general election will take place on December 12.
And to try and persuade football fans to vote for them, Labour have actually promised to give fans a greater say in how their favourites clubs are run.
Per the Telegraph, Labour’s shadow sports minister, Rosena Allin-Khan, said: “Labour will put fans at the heart of football by giving them a far greater say over the way their clubs are run.
“We will provide them a say over who their manager is, allow safe standing, and make sure all stadiums are fully accessible.”
Labour would also support a bid by the football associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.
These promises are part of a proposal that would allow supporters' trusts the power to appoint and remove at least two directors if the club changes owner.
Wow. These promises would surely be welcomed by football fans. To give them a chance to appoint and sack their own manager is huge.
But is there really a chance of this happening? Club owners are almost definitely not going to want to give away that sort of power.
There's a lot of question marks about whether this is possible or not.
But it will be interesting to see if Labour go through with their promises if they are elected on December 12.News Now - Sport News