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Blackpool chairman charged by FA over 'insulting texts'

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Blackpool FC Chairman Karl Oyston has been charged by The FA in relation to comments made in a text message exchange.

It is alleged that the misconduct constituted five breaches of FA rules, and that during the text message exchange, Mr Oyston used abusive and/or insulting words towards a supporter of Blackpool FC.

It is further alleged that each of these five breaches of FA Rules are considered as ‘Aggravated Breach’ as each included a reference to disability.

Mr Oyston has until 6pm on March 30 to respond to the charge.

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Court case opposing fan to Oyston family adjourned

David Ragozzino, 32, is being sued for up to £150,000 by Karl and Owen Oyston Credit: Granada reports

The Blackpool fan being sued by the Oyston family over alleged defamation has earned himself a three week grace period.

The judged ruled that his defence had not been correctly written and adjourned the trial until the February 26.

David Ragozzino, 32, is being sued for up to £150,000 by Karl and Owen Oyston, after he allegedly posted defamatory information about them online.

Mr Ragozzino is representing himself in court against the multimillionaire father and son duo. The case is being heard in the Small Claims Court at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre.

He was however supported by a group of around 60 Blackpool fans made the journey down from Blackpool with him. They marched through Manchester this afternoon chanting: "Oyston Out".

Blackpool FC fan sued by Oyston familly

Blackpool fans came to support David Ragozzino who is being sued by the Oystons Credit: Granada reports

Blackpool fans paraded through Manchester on their way to court where the club's owner and directors are suing a fan for defamatory comments he allegedly left on a message board.

David Ragozzino, 32, is being sued for up to £150,000 by Karl and Owen Oyston, after he allegedly posted defamatory information about them online.

The case is being heard at the Small Claims Court at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Bridge Street.

Defiant David Ragozzino is being sued for up too £150,000 Credit: Granada reports

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Blackpool owner and chairman 'attempting to sue' fan

Chairman Karl Oyston Credit: PA

Blackpool FC are attempting to sue a fan for £150,000 after a number of posts appeared online about the owner and chairman, according to the Daily Mail.

Karl Oyston and Owen Oyston say a number of serious allegations were published as ‘fact’ on an internet message-board, and they are now launching legal action.

Chairman, Karl Oyston, is currently being investigated by the Football Association for sending abusive texts to a supporter.

Blackpool FC have declined to comment.

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