IT’S disgraceful what has gone on at Bury Football Club. To see another club lose its Football League status and go bust is sad news.

The Lancashire team had such a proud history with them being one of the founding clubs of the Football League and also winning the FA Cup on two occasions, but to see the Shakers go bust is hard to take in for any genuine football fan, never mind their own desolated supporters.

I was actually in Bury recently, visiting the town’s famous market, and I also visited their stadium at Gigg Lane before departing for home, to have a wander around the old place again, and the club seemed to be on the up after their recent promotion to League One, but what was to come was sickening and their chairman, Steve Dale, has a lot to answer to.

The Football League should have given the Shakers more time to find a new owner, like they have done with Bolton Wanderers, but personally, I think the EFL only have an interest in the newer clubs who have emerged in recent years who have organic playing surfaces and use solar-powered lawnmowers to cut their grass.

To me, it’s all about the roots and history of our beloved game, and to see such an old club being thrown out of the Football League is scandalous. R.I.P. Bury FC. 134 years of history flushed away by another unfit chairman and a totally detached English Football League.

Christopher Wardell, Darlington