Latest: John Ryan “finished with football” after takeover bid ‘blocked by Football League’

Picture: Andrew Roe/AHJohn Ryan
Picture: Andrew Roe/AHJohn Ryan

John Ryan says he is “finished with football” after revealing his and Louis Tomlinson’s takeover bid has been blocked by the Football League.

“I think it’s a scandal,” said Ryan.

“I’ve not got any criminal convictions.

“I’ve given 20 years service to the Football League and this is the way I’ve been repaid.

“I think they’ve tightened up the regulations since a certain situation at Leeds and I feel I’ve been made a scapegoat.

“I’m finished with football now. I’m sick of it.”

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