Earlier this evening, the East London and West Essex Guardian ran a story that Leyton Orient had been instructed by the EFL to approach fan group Leyton Orient Fan Trust (LOFT) to ask them to front the medical costs to cover the O’s remaining games of this season. The response from all quarters was understandable.

Leyton Orient are a club who sit on the precipice of relegation, staring the very real threat of dropping out of the Football League for the very first time in their 140 year history in the face. These are fans who have seen the club not pay their players, have seen the club doctor walk away from his position after it was advertised behind his back, and know that a loss tomorrow could effectively see them relegated.

LOFT posted the following tweet to their Twitter feed, indicating that the club was asked to contact LOFT with a view to covering medical costs after club doctor Craig Rosenbloom walked out on the club.

As indignation rose, The Sun’s Fred Nathan, following on from a tweet by the Press Association’s PA Dugout Twitter account, tweeted the following, a collection of quotes from the EFL that pour a sense of scorn on LOFT’s account of matters.

LOFT were quick to counter both the PA Dugout and Fred Nathan’s claims with the following tweets.

Without a shadow of doubt – this is a story that will definitely resurface at some point tomorrow when counter-accusation is returned again.

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