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Former Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe considering legal action against Prince Abdullah amid power struggle over Bramall Lane

Former Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe is considering legal action against his successors at the club over a 'highly misleading' statement which triggered online threats and abuse.

The Blades issued a statement on Wednesday evening accusing McCabe, who still owns Bramall Lane, of trying to force them out of the stadium in order to cash in on the site's residential value.

It prompted outrage from supporters and a torrent of online vitriol – including one who wished the 71-year-old to contract 'the good old Covid' - aimed at a family which has invested more than £100million in the club over more than 25 years of service.