With Bolton and Bury very much in the financial quagmire at the minute, both teams have been forced to postpone games this week, and in Bury’s case all season long and the reaction from the EFL has not gone down well.
The EFL’s weekly results round-up on Twitter has angered some fans after it appeared that the league organisation has snubbed both Bolton and Bury for not competing.
As seen in the tweet below, Bolton and Bury’s fixtures, instead of reading Bolton v Doncaster and Rotherham v Bury, were instead replaced with two lines that read team name v team name in what some are describing as a ‘degrading’ insult.
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The full-time scores are in!
— Sky Bet League One (@SkyBetLeagueOne) August 20, 2019
Bolton and Bury’s off-field woes have been well publicised so far this campaign, with Bolton’s proposed takeover deal facing greater uncertainty by the day and Bury’s very future in the football league very much under threat.
It’s sickening to see, especially from a fan perspective, that the EFL haven’t even bothered to include the names of the teams whose game were suspended, especially when the clubs themselves are in dire circumstances.
A simple Bolton p – p Doncaster would’ve been far more respectful, would it not?
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How degrading is the bottom 2 lines? The least you could do is put the teams in with postponed!!!
— Anthony (@AnthonyN77) August 20, 2019
Come on lads, the EFL is a shambles at the moment but at least tell us how Team Name vs Team Name and Team Name vs Team Name went!
— JR (@jack_roberts_44) August 20, 2019
The EFL are so incompetent they didn’t bother to remove the Bury and Bolton games from the graphic, lovely stuff
— Jupjamie (@jupjamie) August 20, 2019
You can’t even be bothered to name the teams who had games postponed. Utter lack of respect🤬
— Retired Dibble (@Sirjervisfruit) August 20, 2019
After a summer of turmoil for both Bolton and Bury, as well as Coventry City who no longer play in Coventry, it’s no wonder that Bolton and Coventry fans both shared their displeasure, shall we say, at the involvement of the EFL in the clubs’ apparent downfall when they met at the UniBol earlier in August.