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Sky Sports slammed for Bury and Bolton takeover countdown clock

Sky Sports have been slammed by football fans for ‘treating Bury and Bolton’s dire situation like it’s transfer deadline day.

Supporters across the national are keeping an eye for updates on if the troubled League One clubs after going to be saved from getting expelled from the EFL.

Though in the last few hours, tweets of outrage have appeared targeted at the news channel after they showed a countdown clock and ‘treated it like it was entertainment’ whilst giving reports.

This is what viewers are seeing on their screens…

They both had until 5pm this afternoon to conclude deals for new buyers or face expulsion from the EFL and uncertain futures even existing as clubs.

However with about an hour left till the deadline a proposed takeover deal for Bury fell through.

Bury released a statement aimed at fans who were travelling to Gigg Lane: “Bury Football Club would like to issue the following statement to supporters,” it read.

“We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time for all supporters given the recent news regarding a potential takeover.

“While the Club are working hard looking at other potential avenues with other interested parties, we would like to remind supporters that no one should gain access to inside the stadium (unless authorised).

“CCTV is installed at Gigg Lane, and anyone damaging Club property or trespassing into the stadium itself will be identified and appropriately dealt with by the Police, who will have access to current and previous CCTV footage.

“We would like to urge supporters to remain patient and respectful for Club property.”

Bolton said just after the 5pm deadline: “Discussions are ongoing with all parties and a further statement will be issued later this evening.”


After seeing Sky Sports News cover Bury and Bolton’s situation with a transfer deadline day style countdown clock, fans took to voice their anger – check those tweets out on the next page.


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