Portsmouth bank accounts frozen over unpaid tax

Portsmouth says the second-tier club’s bank accounts have been

frozen after the British tax authorities moved to recover unpaid

tax.

The authorities are owed 1.6 million pounds ($2.5 million)

according to the Championship club’s administrator, and have asked

for a winding up order – which will be heard in court on Feb.

20.

Portsmouth says on its website that ”the club’s bank accounts

have been frozen, which is the normal process in these

circumstances.”

It also says it has applied to the court to have its bank

accounts unfrozen ”so that staff wages and suppliers can be

paid.” The club expects to be able to use its account again ”by

the end of the week.”