EFL: ‘NO REGRET’ OVER THE O’S CALL
THE EFL have defended their actions over the controversial conclusion to Leyton Orient’s final home game of the season against Colchester United last Saturday.
O’s fans invaded the pitch to protest against the club’s owner Francesco Becchetti in the closing stages of the game, which the U’s won 3-1. The match was eventually finished behind closed doors.
The EFL said: “Strenuous attempts were made to clear the pitch after the incursion. These attempts, including appeals from Leyton Orient, failed.
“It was only when these efforts were exhausted that the decision was taken by the EFL to announce the abandonment of the game to clear the pitch and, when it was safe, allow the players to return to complete the fixture.
“This approach was a last resort. There is no regret with regard to the difficult decision that was made, only disappointment that it had to be taken.”