Kevin McCabe is considering legal action against Prince Abdullah amid a power struggle over Bramall Lane
Former Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe considers legal action against Prince Abdullah amid power struggle over Bramall Lane
- Sheffield United accused Kevin McCabe of forcing them out of Bramall Lane
- The former chairman suffered a deluge of mistreatment of furious fans online
- McCabe has now put his finger on Prince Abdullah above the stadium
- He has also demanded that the ‘very misleading’ club statement be removed
Former Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe is considering legal action against his successors at the club over a “very misleading” statement that caused online threats and abuse.
The Blades issued a statement on Wednesday evening accusing McCabe, who still owns Bramall Lane, of forcing them out of the stadium to cash in on the site’s living value.
It sparked outrage among supporters and a deluge of online vitriol – including one the 71-year-old wished to contract ‘the good old Covid’ – targeting a family that has invested over £ 100 million in the club over 25 years of shift.
Prince Abdullah (left) and Kevin McCabe, seen in 2013, are having a power struggle on the ground
A lifelong Blades fan, McCabe was devastated and hit back Thursday night insisting that it was Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah who withdrew from an agreement signed in January to buy a package of properties. including the stadium.
He said the prince renounced the deal by attempting to purchase the properties through an unspecified third party, claiming that the club statement released on Wednesday amounted to a “malicious lie.”
His lawyers will demand that the statement be removed.
McCabe insists that Prince Abdullah withdrew from an agreement to buy Bramall Lane
“There are some things Blades fans should know,” said a McCabe spokesperson.
“It was Abdullah who didn’t reject Kevin. The Prince wanted Kevin to hand over the stadium to an unidentified third party at the last minute and Kevin felt this was inappropriate and could jeopardize the future of the stadium as United’s home ground.
“Mr. McCabe has been a lifelong supporter of the Blades and has routinely provided extra money out of pocket when the club needed it. He has without hesitation guaranteed the club’s obligations. ‘
McCabe also accused Prince Abdullah of not properly financing the club, saying that the club had not repaid him with £ 100,000 in debt until an official request was sent.
Prince Abdullah won a lawsuit in September to fully control Sheffield United
These are the closing stages of a bitter power struggle in which Prince Abdullah took over from Sheffield United to the Supreme Court shortly after promotion to the Premier League last year.
McCabe was forced to sell his half of the club to his co-owner for £ 5 million, but the prince was told to also buy a package of properties, including the stadium on Bramall Lane and the market value training ground for July.
The deal that closed in January also included two lots in Bramall Lane owned by McCabe but not included in the verdict.