Comment on Gilt-Edged Justice by hangerhead.
Interesting…following on a re-tweet today:
Gregory Ioannidis @LawTop20
Can Football Supporters Challenge Decisions of Football Bodies? http://lawtop20.blogspot.com/2012/11/can-football-supporters-challenge.html …
Retweeted by Phil MacGiollaBhain
Can Football Supporters Challenge Decisions of Football Bodies?
We are not convinced that a similar case in the future cannot be succesful [sic], at least, if it could be pleaded under different headings and legal arguments. We are of the view that if football supporters can demonstrate prejudice of economic and other interests against them, or if the shareholders of the club [particularly minority shareholders] are able to establish such prejudice, the outcome of a similar complaint may be different.
We conclude, therefore, that those advising football supporters, must ensure that the legal basis of the case has merits and that the rights that have been violated, deserve protection under European Law. The European Court of Justice has repeatedly stated, in the past, that rules of sporting governing bodies that affect European competition law, could be outlawed if such competition laws have been violated.
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