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It's emerged that Blackpool FC's president Valeri Belokon is suing the club's owners.
Mr Belokon has confirmed he's filed a High Court claim against Owen and Karl Oyston.
“Valeri Belokon confirms that yesterday his company VB Football Assets (a shareholder in Blackpool Football Club (BFC)) issued a claim for unfair prejudice in the London High Court against Messrs Owen Oyston and Karl Oyston and their company Segesta Limited.
"Mr Belokon also confirms that VB Football Assets has issued related proceedings against Segesta Limited concerning an investment it made in July 2008."
The club said nobody was available for comment.
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Blackpool striker Nile Ranger has returned to train with his club, after eight months being absent without leave.
His return was reported by the Blackpool Gazette's football writer Will Watt on Twitter.
After eight months AWOL, Nile Ranger has finally reported back for training at Blackpool this morning.
A clause was activated in Ranger's contract earlier this year, much to the player's surprise as he revealed on Instagram.
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Blackpool owner Oyston has called on Blackpool Supporters' Trust to clarify their takeover bid before he can consider their buyout further.Read the full story ›
It's been a football club often in the headlines over recent months and today there was a new twist in the story of Blackpool FC.
The Supporters Trust have made a £23 million offer to buy it from the owners, the Oyston family.
The Trust describes the bid as serious and substantive, although there's been no response from the club itself.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
The Blackpool Supporters' Trust has made a bid to take over the club. The bid is worth £23 million and includes clearing club debts and paying off loans. It also includes a payment to the club owners, the Oyston family. The bid was formally presented to the club at 10:30 this morning.
Blackpool fans will make a move to buy the football club today. They're unhappy at the way the club is currently being run by the Oyston family.
It's been a turbulent few months for the relegated club, the manager Lee Clarke quit after they went down to League One. The fans have protested a number of times and even invaded the pitch on the final game of the season to show their disdain for the owners.
Last month Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston was banned from all football activity for six weeks and fined £40,000 for sending abusive texts to a fan.
Today the Blackpool Supporters' Trust will deliver a bid to the club and hold a press conference later this morning.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has been banned from all football activity for six weeks and fined £40,000 for sending abusive texts to a fan.
Oyston also labelled supporter Steve Smith an intellectual cripple during a frank text message exchange.
An inquiry was launched in December but Oyston denied the charge and challenged it as 'unlawful', claiming the texts were private.
Ashley Derricott reports:
Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has been suspended from all football and football activity for six weeks and fined £40,000.
He was sanctioned by the Fooitball Association for five breaches of aggravated misconduct after sending 'abusive and insulting' text messages, with references to disability, to a Blackpool FC supporter in November last year.
The FA said Oyston had admitted the charges and an independent Regulatory Commission ordered the suspension to begin on 8 July 2015 up to and including 18 August.
Oyston was alleged to have called a Blackpool fan "a retard" during the exchanges.
The FA launched an inquiry last December following a complaint by supporter Stephen Smith and in March charged Oyston with using "abusive and/or insulting words", with reference to disability.
Oyston denied the charge and challenged it as "unlawful", claiming the texts were private and had occurred outside business hours in response to unsolicited contact.
The suspension bans him from any football activity as Chairman, including prevention of his attendance at any Blackpool FC match during the period, either competitive or friendlies.
There is no order that requires Mr Oyston to dispose of his equity in the club or resign as a director.
He has also been ordered to undergo a mandatory education session and warned as to his future conduct, the FA said.