Blackpool: Owen and Karl Oyston begin legal action against fan
Blackpool owner Owen Oyston and chairman Karl Oyston have begun legal action against a fan who posted about them on an internet forum.
It is claimed the pair are attempting to sue the fan for £150,000 over a number of serious allegations, which they say to be untrue.
Karl Oyston is being investigated by the Football Association for sending abusive texts to a supporter.
Blackpool declined to comment when approached by the BBC.
It is reported that the pair are unhappy with a series of posts about them, as well as accusations about the club.
Karl, who is a member of the Football League's board of directors, has been the focus of protests about his running of the club, which began in pre-season when the club had just eight senior players under contract.
In April last year, some fans halted a game against Burnley by throwing tennis balls and tangerines onto the pitch as a form of demonstration against him.
The Seasiders are currently bottom of the Championship after 24 matches, nine points adrift of Brighton, who occupy 21st place immediately above the relegation zone.