FA reform row is really about a power struggle for English Football, says Kick It Out founder

The FA wants to curb the power of the Premier League, claims Lord Ouseley

Lord Ouseley claims there is a power struggle at the heart of English football

Monday, December 12, 2016

The campaign to reform the FA is really about a "power struggle" between the Football Association and the Premier League, according to the founder of anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out.

Lord Ouseley was Julia Hartley-Brewer after a group of five former FA executives asked Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport committee to propose legislation to reform the FA.

The five men claim the FA has become an anachronism and is unable to counter the power of the Premier League, the body which runs England's top division.

Ouseley said there is currently a fight for power "between those at the top of football, who are the FA board, and the Premier League [which] the the Football Association itself set up in 1992.

"[The Premier League] has become so powerful, it's floated off on its own, and they want control over it."