Date: 24th October 2017 at 8:33pm
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Leicester City confirmed yesterday that we would not be going to the Court of Arbitration over Adrien Silva’s registration issues.

With the history well known here and FIFA’s insistence that they aren’t a pointless organisation and simply have to be right, despite our own forensic information putting a different slant on things, the fact the CAS appeal would be lengthy and most likely not decided upon until gone January where Silva can naturally register now, we unfortunately aren’t going in that direction.

As a point of principle I’d have liked to have seen the club do just that, but the decision has now been made.

The statement posted on yesterday read.

‘It was our intention to submit an application to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for expedited proceedings so that the matter could be resolved as quickly as possible. However, it has been made clear to us that FIFA will not support an expedited process, forcing the Club to reluctantly accept the single-judge ruling of FIFA`s Players` Status Committee without reasonable opportunity for independent arbitration that is timely enough to be effective.’

The statement added.

‘Our frustration at the denial of effective due process doubles our disappointment at the original outcome and while the Club is now essentially powerless to continue to challenge the decision, we will continue to support Adrien in any personal appeal he wishes to undertake. We intend to register Adrien at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, he will remain under our care, training with the squad under the supervision of our coaching, medical and sport science staff.’

Well done FIFA, continuing to prove exactly what most think about you.

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