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Bailiffs turn up at Oldham to force player to pay £400 fine for driving in bus lane

Reports have emerged stating that bailiffs turned up at Oldham Athletic last week to fine a player £400 for driving in the bus lane.

Manchester Council officers turned up at the League Two club after the unnamed footballer was caught using a bus lane in a car that was registered to the Latics and that penalty notices were not paid straightaway.

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In quotes by the Daily Mail, a Manchester Council spokesman said: “Bailiffs visited the club in relation to a penalty charge notice incurred by a vehicle which was on lease to them.

“The outstanding debt has been paid in full.”

Earlier this month, Oldham Athletic’s players threatened to go on strike over unpaid wages according to BBC Radio Manchester.

The club said they wouldn’t be commenting on the matter.

In November 2017, HM Revenue and Customs visited the club and hand them a winding-up petition for each of the last three years.

Moroccan businessman Abdallah Lemsagam took them over in January and has said he is fully committed to getting the club back into League One as quickly as possible.

After an encouraging start, the Latics currently sit 12th in League Two, picking up four wins and five draws from 11 league matches.

 

After finding out about Oldham players threatening to go on strike, football fans took to social media to express their concerns for the club with the odd few mocking or joking about the club’s situation – check out those tweets on the next page.

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