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Leyton Orient Asks For English Football League Intervention Over Unpaid Wages

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 25 / 17

League Two side Leyton Orient's players and staff called on the game's authorities to intervene "without delay" over the club's "failure to meet last month's payroll," according to the London TELEGRAPH. The club is "in turmoil on and off the field" as relegation from the English Football League was ...

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