Oxford United served fifth winding-up petition since February 2018 with the latest from Kassam Stadium landlord Firoka

Oxford United have been served a winding-up petition by Kassam Stadium landlord Firoka.

A hearing date has been set for May 22 after court papers were issued on Wednesday to the League One club.

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The winding-up petition is believed to be over the latest rent payment for the Kassam Stadium

The Oxford Mail report that it is believed the petition is over the latest rent payment for the stadium, which was due last month.

Firoka, owned by former Oxford chairman Firoz Kassam, previously filed a winding-up petition against the club in February after seeking £240,000 for a historic service charge.

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Oxford United owner Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth

That matter was settled before it ever reached court.

The relationship between owner and landlord have been difficult with Kassam stating it was at an ‘all-time low’ earlier this season.

Oxford have also been served three winding-up petitions from HMRC over late tax payments from owner Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth, who completed his takeover in February 2018.

Thanakarnjanasuth, also known as Tiger, was part of a consortium who owned Reading between 2014 and 2017.

Oxford are currently 12th in League One under manager Karl Robinson.

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