Wednesday 1 July 2020 / 2:35 PM Alison McGovern / Sport

Alison McGovern responds to news Wigan Athletic has gone into administration

Alison McGovern MP, Labour’s Shadow Sport Minister, responding to the news that Wigan Athletic Football Club has gone into administration, said:

“This is terrible news for fans and the local area. Local football clubs are not businesses like any other – they have played a crucial role in supporting their communities through this crisis.

“Losing a local institution is a further kick in the teeth for towns across the country who are facing the shock of the pandemic and other long term changes on their high streets after a decade of austerity.

“We need coordination and action from DCMS urgently. Otherwise, many other clubs will be facing the same fate.”