Blackpool chairman sanctioned by FA ban for abusive texts sent to fan
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has been sanctioned by the Football Association for five breaches of aggravated misconduct after sending abusive and insulting text messages, with references to disability, to a supporter in November last year.
Oyston admitted the charges before the Independent Regulatory Commission ordered he be suspended from all football and football activity for six weeks, starting on 8 July 2015 until 18 August. He has also been fined £40,000.
The suspension includes banning Oyston from any football activity as Chairman, including prevention of his attendance at any Blackpool match during the period, either competitive or friendlies.
In respect of any matches that may be played at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road ground, Oyston cannot enter the stadium for a period starting two hours prior to kick-off until two hours following the end of the match.
Oyston has also been ordered to undergo a mandatory education session by 10 October. He has also been warned as to his future conduct.
From The FA