‘Disgraceful that the EFL allows this’ – These Bury fans react with anger towards EFL after latest revelations

The dire financial situation at Bury FC was laid bare last night after the players issued a statement on Twitter revealing they haven’t been paid for twelve weeks.

They also called for the owner Steve Dale to ‘step aside, move on and stop negatively impacting everyone’s livelihoods’ in the passionate statement issued on the Twitter account of a senior figure in the dressing room Nicky Adams.

With reports suggesting that manager Ryan Lowe is set to join Plymouth Argyle and the players on the verge of revolt, the season has ended in turmoil for the Shakers after the joy of winning promotion back to League One at the first attempt.

Bury are back in the High Court to face a winding-up petition over an unpaid tax bill on 19 June.

Steve Dale took over the ownership of the troubled club in December and vowed to ‘establish Bury as a stable and self-sufficient League One side.’

By April he had put the Shakers back up for sale, claiming their financial troubles ‘turned out to be far in excess of what we could have comprehended.’

The players damming verdict on his ownership prompted much sympathy for the player’s plight on social media, but also many fans were furious with the EFL for standing by and watching this happen to another famous old club after the owner had passed its much-derided fit and proper person test.

Here is a selection of their responses on Twitter.





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