Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley has stated that the club would definitely be relegated if Labour win the election.
Pilley, who is also the chairman for the club’s main sponsor BES Utilities, explained why he is supporting the Conservatives at this week’s general election.
He revealed his surprise stance in a video to the club’s official Twitter account on Tuesday, which has since disappeared.
He said: “It’s my role to do what is in the best interests of Fleetwood Town Football Club.
“I’m the business owner and I care deeply for the town of Fleetwood and for the football club.
“Now, what would happen to the football club is it will virtually definitely lose its league status if the Labour Party was to be elected because the football club would lose its funding from BES, which is my core business.
“So it’s very much in the best interests of Fleetwood Town Football Club that the Labour Party are not selected and that the Conservatives are elected and they continue to back business and ultimately Fleetwood Football Club.”
This is because he has his own perceived lack of trust in the Labour Party to support his business compared to that of the Conservative Party.
In a separate post however, there is a video of him talking about why he’s supporting the Conservatives…
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He has stated previously that he is concerned about the plans Labour has for the energy industry which includes his company.
The Cod Army are currently in ninth place in the League One table, two points off the play-off places.
Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley stating that the club would definitely be relegated if Labour win the election didn’t go well on social media with many users laughing at him and his claims – see what they wrote by clicking on the next page.