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Accrington owner questioned by EFL after admitting he treats players to McDonalds after winning matches

Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt says he “reserves the right” to buy his players a burger following victories after the English Football League questioned the arrangement.

Holt revealed on social media that the EFL have “demanded an explanation” after catching wind that he gave the Accrington squad £200 to spend on “McDonald’s or the like”.

The EFL have stated that the fast food bonus breaches regulation 61.6, which states that “full details of all payments to or benefits paid in cash or in kind on behalf of players must be included in the standard contract”.

A spokesperson for the EFL:

As a result of a communication made by Mr Holt in relation to the payment of additional monies, the EFL has written to Accrington Stanley and asked them for their observations.

The club has provided its response and the matter will be considered further in due course.

The club owner said in a series of tweets:


Take a look at the social media reaction on the next page.

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  1. JoeSpud

    3rd April 2018 at 1:36 pm

    The Contract of Employment is between the Player and the Club, not, an individual. It is no different to you, or, I, buying the players some food, we aren’t the Club and are therefore totally exempt from such rules and regulations.

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