Football League action against QPR co-owner held in abeyance

The Football League will only put QPR co-owner Flavio Briatore to the 'fit and proper person test' once his appeal against a lifetime ban from motor racing is heard.

The Football League will only put QPR co-owner Flavio Briatore to the 'fit and proper person test' once his appeal against a lifetime ban from motor racing is heard.

The FL test stipulates that an owner, prospective owner or director of a club should not be "subject to a ban from a sports governing body relating to the administration of their sport".

A Football League statement read: "The Football League has noted the decision by Queens Park Rangers director Flavio Briatore to commence legal proceedings against the FIA in the French Courts.

"Lord Mawhinney, chairman of the Football League, met with Mr Briatore on Friday, where they discussed the recent decision of the World Motor Sport Council.

Mr Briatore informed Lord Mawhinney of his intention to take legal action against the FIA.

"The Football League will now await the Court decision before taking any further action."

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