JJB Sports forced to part refund customers over Umbro Football Shirt rip off
JJB Sports will pay thousands of pounds back to customers who were victims of organised arrangements to fix the price of Manchester United and England replica football shirts.
The Office of Fair Trading fined seven companies, including; JJB Sports, Manchester United, Umbro, the FA and the now insolvent Allsports for fixing the price of the shirts in 2003.
JJB had appealed the decision last year, but lost. Consumer magazine Which? picked up the baton on behalf of disgruntled customers who had bought the football shirts and were issuing legal proceedings against the retailer. However, JJB settled out of court.
JJB have now agree to refund 600 people owning 1,000 shirts who contacted Which? with £20, they will pay £10 or £5 to anyone else who bought the shirts in the period, dependant on whether they still have proof of purchase, or the label is intact.
If you own one of these football shirts here is how to make a claim.