Ineos boss snaps up footie side

Daily Record - - NEWS - JOHN FER­GU­SON j.fer­gu­son@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

tHE bil­lion­aire owner of Grange­mouth oil re­fin­ery has bought Swiss foot­ball club lau­sanne.

Jim Rat­cliffe’s Ineos have snapped up the side for an undis­closed multi-mil­lion pound sum be­cause it is close to their of­fices in the European tax haven.

the con­tro­ver­sial ty­coon threat­ened to close down Grange­mouth per­ma­nently in 2013 af­ter get­ting into a dis­pute with union bosses over pay and con­di­tions.

And there are fears he may try to sue the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment over their de­ci­sion to ban frack­ing.

the sale of fC lau­sanne Sport was con­firmed at a me­dia con­fer­ence on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

David thompson, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Ineos foot­ball SA, said: “Ineos are ex­cited about tak­ing this ma­jor step into top-class foot­ball as part of our wider com­mit­ment to en­cour­age youth sport in lau­sanne and Can­ton Vaud.”

CON­TRO­VER­SIAL Rat­cliffe

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