English FA: Clubs should open up finances to fans

The head of the English soccer association says it is

”unacceptable” if clubs don’t disclose full information about

their finances and ownership to fans.

Manchester United fans are unhappy about the lack of

transparency from the Glazer family about how a large part of the

club’s debt was paid off last year.

Second-tier club Leeds has also refused to reveal its financial


David Bernstein, the chairman of The Football Association, told

a British parliamentary inquiry into soccer governance when asked

about Leeds that ”supporters should know who owns all clubs.”

Bernstein added more generally that ”supporters are entitled to

full information from their clubs and proper dialogue” about the


The Glazers also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.