Former Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston's £45k wage claim hearing resumes

A hearing into ex-Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston's claim against the club for £45,000 in wages he says is owed to him resumes today.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:51 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:52 am
Karl Oyston, former chairman of Blackpool FC, says he is owed 45,000 in wages

The hearing was told he believes he should have been paid directly but instead had his salary deducted from a loan account between February 2018 and July 2019, when Mr Oyston was suspended from his role as club chairman by then-owner Owen Oyston.

Judge Franey said he needed to consider the legality of the arrangement before he could rule on Mr Oyston's claim - although there was no suggestion the former chairman had done anything wrong.

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Around 20 Pool fans attended the tribunal in November and supporters are expected to be present for today's hearing.

The hearing is listed for 10am today.