Flavio Scandal - What It Could Mean For QPR
Queens Park Rangers co-owner Flavio Briatore departed Renualt F1today which could have profound implications on his role at QPR.
Briatore, who is the chairman of QPR Holdings Ltd, has left Formula One with Renault unwilling to dispute the allegations surrounding Nelson Piquet Jnr being told to crash during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
Should Briatore be found guilty at an FIA hearing in Paris on Monday (September 21) then that may leave him in hot water when it comes to Football League regulations.
Under Football League rules, any director or investor who owns more than 30 per cent of the club has to pass a fit-and-proper person test.
The following points prohibit a party from being involved with a Football League club:
* Anyone subject to a ban from a sports governing body relating to the administration of that sport.
* Anyone with an unspent conviction relating to fraud or dishonesty.
* Anyone disqualified from acting as a director of a UK registered company.
* Anyone currently subject to a bankruptcy order.
* Anyone who has been a director of a club that has been in administration twice during a five-year period or a director of two different clubs that have each gone into administration in a five-year period.
Supporters will have to wait for the outcome of the hearing on Monday, and then the decision will presumably lie with the football hierarchy as to his future in the sport.
Vital QPR brought you the news this morning that his position was under threat, and also confirmation of the official news early this afternoon.
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