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  • Nickname:Clarets
  • Founded:1882
  • Manager:Sean Dyche
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Clarets eye legal challenge

09 Aug 2007 - 12:30:37

Burnley chairman Barry Kilby is threatening to take legal action against the Premier League over parachute payments to relegated clubs.

Kilby is objecting to the fact that Charlton Athletic, Sheffield United and Watford will have an additional £6.8million to utilise this season, following their demotion last term.

He told Radio Lancashire: "I will be campaigning this autumn for us to bring this to court. It's a good, strong case.

"I honestly feel that it's an illegal subsidy from the Premier League that distorts our competition so badly.

"Our next step will be to bring it to the League's attention. I would like to see what the League is going to do about it and discuss it with the other clubs."

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