Bury Midfielder Stephen Dawson 'Forced To Sell His House' After Club's Expulsion From Football League
Bury player Stephen Dawson is 'in the process' of selling his home after the club were expelled from the Football League.
Earlier this month, the 33-year-old claimed that he faced the possibility of losing his house because of financial difficultly. He also revealed that he and his teammates had gone five months without pay.
"I've had to borrow money, I'm not afraid to say that. If the club goes under I'm on the verge of losing my house. It's got that bad." he told talkSPORT just ten days ago.
Now, midfielder Dawson has revealed that he spoke to a mortgage advisor on Wednesday morning about his living situation.
"I've been onto the mortgage adviser this morning because that is the end," Dawson said. "I've had to sell my house. There's no two ways about it now, that is it for me.
"I've played my whole career and put everything into my house and my kids to give them a start in life when they are 18, whether that be a deposit for a house or money for college.
"I don't have the fancy cars or the fancy clothes as I was never in a position to earn the thousands and thousands the really good players earn.
"I've done it just for my family and myself as I love playing but it's utterly heart-breaking. How do I say to my little girls that they are going to have to leave the home they grew up in?
"I'm struggling to come to terms with everything that is going on, to be honest."
Bury's EFL membership was officially withdrawn on Wednesday when owner Steve Dale failed to find a buyer ahead of the 5pm deadline.
Dale, who reportedly took control of the club without full approval from the English Football League, has been slated on a number of occasions for the way he has dealt with the unfortunate situation.
He was involved in a heated radio discussion with Dawson on talkSPORT and even issued a plea to fans and local businesses to pledge money to help save the club.
But one particular interview with BBC Radio 5 Live last week has once again gone viral for all the wrong reasons.
In a sensational outburst, Dale claims that he "never went to Bury" so to walk away and never go back is "a very easy thing to do."
He also claimed he "didn't even know there was a football team called Bury" as well as declaring that he isn't even a football fan.
Steve Dale is a disgrace. Should have his collar felt for destroying Bury FC.pic.twitter.com/xZTcSEHzdP- Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) August 27, 2019
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