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From Ossett United's GoFundMe page
"On Tuesday 12 November 2019 a court in Manchester found in favour of a semi-professional player who suffered a broken ankle playing for Radcliffe Borough in a game against Ossett Town. The league recommended insurance policy did not protect Ossett from damages or legal fees for the claimant should this case be lost, which it was, now leaving them with a £135,000 court order.

Not only does this put the entire club and the future of football in the town in jeopardy but also opens up the floodgates for all injured sports participants to successfully sue and win substantial money from the person who injured them and their club. This can then filter down to recreational sport like 5-a-side football where an individual can sue an opponent should they receive an injury during a game. This will change not only football but sports participation throughout the country at every level. Can you afford to pay a player injured at your club £135,000, because Ossett cannot."

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Re: LANDMARK LEGAL CASE THAT THREATENS SPORT PARTICIPATION ACROSS THE UK
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 07:11:56 PM »
We’ve had a culture of “physicality” in the game in this country that frequently throws up incidents that in any other walk of life would cause legal consequences for the instigators.  It often spoils the spectacle by removing through injury the most talented players, the ones the public paid to see in action.  I sincerely hope the player in question in this incident soon finds resolution to his advantage.

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Re: LANDMARK LEGAL CASE THAT THREATENS SPORT PARTICIPATION ACROSS THE UK
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 09:09:51 PM »
Just shows that clubs need to check their insurance policies even if it is the one recommended by the league.
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