MPs have questioned FA and Premier League contracts awarded to a family firm linked to league chairman Sir Dave Richards.
Glue, the Sheffield-based marketing agency owned by Richards's son David, won contracts with the England 2018 World Cup bid and the Premier League – a move that has led MPs to write to the organisations involved to demand answers.
The issue was discussed by the culture, media and sport committee as it investigates football governance.
Folkestone and Hythe MP and committee member Damian Collins told the Press Association: “We are formally writing to the FA and Premier League asking them to explain their rules for how Sir Dave Richards would have disclosed he had a personal interest in a company receiving contracts for paid work for England 2018 and the Premier League.”
He added: “We are also asking 'was that known before the contracts were awarded' and if not, why not. We have not seen any detailed explanation of how this was handled just an assertion there was not a conflict of interest.”
It was also revealed last week that Sir Dave Richards was on the board of Glue until December.