EFL tells Accrington owner he must buy his players burgers even if they lose

06 April 2018 12:11
• Andy Holt revealed unusual win-bonus scheme in tweet last month• EFL demands ‘consistent approach for all matches’ in statementThe Accrington owner Andy Holt has been told by the English Football League that he can continue to treat his players to post-match McDonald’s meals but only if he does so when they lose as well. Holt revealed his unusual incentive scheme via Twitter last month, prompting the league to check if the League Two club had declared it in their “bonus schedule” at the start of the season, as required under regulation 61.6.Not finding a McDonald’s clause in Accrington’s player contracts, the league wrote to the club on 21 March to ask for an explanation. Holt, who posts regularly on Twitter, revealed this move on 1 April in two tweets that explained how “sometimes when we win” he gives captain Sean McConville “£200, less the £21.37 I get back in change, to get the lads McDonald’s or the like”. Related: Anfield nights and Christ on a bicycle kick – Football Weekly Extra Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian