The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

Just In:



Question of the Week

When should John Fenty stand down?

Immediately
End of season
When successor found
Job for life!


 

Firms Accused of Umbro Kit Ripoff!

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 17/05/2002

ELEVEN firms are being investigated over allegations that they fixed the price of Umbro replica football kits, the Office of Fair Trading said on Thursday.

The firms named as suspects were: Umbro, JJB Sports, John David Sports, Sports Soccer, Allsports, Blacks Leisure Group, Manchester United, Debenhams, Florence Clothiers (trading as Sportsconnection), Sportsretail and the Football Association.

The OFT wrote to the companies on Thursday setting out why it proposes to find that they "entered into a number of agreements to fix the price of football kits manufactured and supplied by Umbro, infringing Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998". The penalties could be as high as 10 per cent of their annual UK turnover.

A typical price for an adult replica shirt is about £40, and a junior shirt around £30.

Manchester United refused to comment before it had seen the OFT's proposed decision.

The Football Association said that it had publicly "acknowledged breaches" and made it clear that it had been assisting the OFT for several months.

Grimsby Town do not use Umbro kits and are not involved.



Add To Facebook


This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
Thread TitlePostsLatest Post
The real face of Lincoln city 5dapperz fun pub21/01 12:18
Board backing Slade/Wilko....week one update4GrimRob21/01 12:16
Golf coaches 1LH21/01 12:03
Nathan Arnold25rancido21/01 11:55
Word Association Game44,610cmackenzie421/01 11:38
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...30,665cmackenzie421/01 11:37
Slade interview14Caesar21/01 11:24
Away support at Colchester on Saturday 27Abdul1921/01 11:16
No movement, no news, no hope!!24Madeleymariner21/01 11:05
Last 6 games form table4dapperz fun pub21/01 10:57

News  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2018 TheFishy.co.uk