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Proposals would give supporters’ trusts “right to buy”

icon japanball28 March ~ The Scottish parliament have supported plans that would give fans the right to buy their clubs. Under the proposals outlined by Green MSP Alison Johnstone, supporters’ trusts would get “first refusal” if their club came up for sale. It would also give supporters’ groups the right to buy shares in their club, which would include enough to have a controlling interest, at any time. It would allow fans to take control of clubs facing serious financials problems, like those seen at Rangers and Hearts over recent seasons. There is more information about the plans on the Scotsman, here.

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