The Fit and Proper Orient Test

CAS Trust members might be interested in this statement recently issued by our colleagues at Leyton Orient Fans Trust. The statement outlines the minimum criteria they would expect to find in any prospective new owner of their club:

LOFT sets out ‘fit and proper Orient’ test

One of the striking features of the past 3 years of Francesco Becchetti's ownership of Leyton Orient, has been that the FA/EFL 'Owners and Directors Test' is not in any way adequate to test the suitability of a club owner.

Those 3 years have also shown without question that simply having faith in an owner to do the right thing for the club's wellbeing is not sufficient, especially where that owner will not engage with supporters.

Read more here.