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EFL to run the rule over its fit and proper persons’ test for club owners

• Leyton Orient crashed out of Division Two after calamitous takeover
• Report set to be handed to all 72 clubs in September

The English Football League is reappraising its owners’ and directors’ test after a season of dysfunction across the divisions.

Outrage followed the news this year that Leyton Orient’s staff had gone unpaid under the then owner Francesco Becchetti as the club slipped out of the League for the first time in 112 years. There were also fan protests against the owners of Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Charlton Athletic, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers.

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