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New precedent set for withholding/changing the content of regulatory decisions – The FA v Marc Bola

Friday, February 04, 2022 By John Shea

An FA regulatory commission made by Middlesbrough footballer Marc Bola (Player), to amend the content of his written reasons to remove the language of the social media post that was the subject of the disciplinary charge.

The case has been described as “historic” and the author asks whether the ruling opens the door for participants to seek to withhold or change the content of a regulatory commission’s written reasons in future misconduct cases. .[2]

The author acted for the player in this matter alongside Christina Michalos QC of 5RB.

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John Shea

John Shea

John is a senior partner in Lewis Silkin’s Sports Business Group, specializing in litigation, regulatory and disciplinary matters for clubs, agencies, governing bodies and athletes.