Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Confused over Crues challenge

I AM confused by the decision of Crusaders Football club to challenge the decision over the funding allocation to improve Windsor Park (News, May 23). They claim it is "state sponsorship" for a rival club, that being Linfield Football Club.

However, within the last two or three years, Crusaders have improved the facilities at their own ground, Seaview, with new floodlights, a new pitch and new stands.

Unless all this money was raised privately, then, presumably, much of this must have come by the way of some sort of grant.

Is this not also "state sponsorship"? What is the difference?

ANDREW McKEEVER

Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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