FA looking into ‘many complaints’ against Oyston

Blackpool's Karl Oyston
Blackpool's Karl Oyston
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The Football Association has assured Blackpool fans its investigation into Karl Oyston’s abusive texts is ongoing.

Calls were made for the Pool chairman to stand down after details of his text dispute with a supporter in December became public.

Oyston, who called the supporter a “retard”, issued a public apology for his remarks but the FA announced that an investigation was to be launched.

He was given until January 23 to respond to the FA with his side of the story, though nothing more had been heard of the matter since. However in an email to a Pool supporter, which was forwarded to The Gazette yesterday, the FA provided an update.

It states: “The FA has received many complaints about Mr Oyston, in particular in relation to text messages that he allegedly sent to fans.

“This investigation is still ongoing and The FA would like to reassure you that the allegations are being treated with the seriousness they deserve.

“Mr Oyston had a deadline of January 23, as the original deadline was extended, to provide his observations to The FA.”