OLDHAM Athletic director Barry Owen has resigned from the club.

The news comes as sponsors Oldham Vending Services have called for their names to be removed from the front of Latics’ shirt with immediate effect.

They join HotelRooms 4 U, of which Owen is a part owner, and Identity FS, in withdrawing their financial support for the club.

Oldham Vending Services said on Twitter: “Unfortunately, given events of this week we have no option but to terminate our association with #oafc and have requested all sponsorship removed from front of shirt and the boards. Our club is a disgrace.”

When contacted by The Oldham Times, Mr Owen said he would be providing a full comment at a later date.

A Latics statement read: “Oldham Athletic can confirm that Barry Owen has left as a Director with immediate effect.

“At the request of the club, Mr. Owen no longer has any association in an official capacity.

“No further comment will be made on this matter.”

HotelRooms 4 U said on Twitter: "We are sad to announce that we have took the decision to remove our services and sponsorship to #oafc with immediate effect in light of events that has led to other sponsors recently withdrawing from the club."

A second tweet added: "On behalf of one of our directors I can confirm Barry Owen has resigned as a Director of #oafc with immediate effect.

"He can't make any comment at this stage but he has resigned in support of the sponsors."