Football club pays outstanding tax bill day after owner asked fans to stump up £2m

Sheffield Wednesday have paid an outstanding tax bill just a day after owner Dejphon Chansiri asked fans to stump up £2m to save the club.

Chansiri says they have paid their bill with HM Revenue and Customs and will come out of a transfer embargo.

The club was placed under a transfer embargo by the EFL last Friday.

Chansiri said in an interview earlier this week he might need assistance from fans to raise £2m to cover the HMRC bill and this month’s wages because of a “cashflow” problem.

However, he said he has now been able to pay the HMRC debt and wages in full.

“Money owed to me was late and this had the potential to impact on the club,” he told the club website.

“In business, what happens today can be very different tomorrow and right now this is finished.”