Everton Receive 10-Point Deduction For FFP Breaches
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Everton have been docked 10 points by an independent commission after being found to have breached Premier League financial rules.
The league referred Everton to the commission in March for an alleged breach of its profitability and sustainability rules in the period ending in the 2021-22 season.
The rules allow clubs to lose a maximum £105million over a three-year period or face sanctions.
In response to the decision the Merseyside club said in a statement: "The Club believes that the Commission has imposed a wholly disproportionate and unjust sporting sanction. The Club has already communicated its intention to appeal the decision to the Premier League. The appeal process will now commence and the Club’s case will be heard by an Appeal Board appointed pursuant to the Premier League’s rules in due course.
"Everton maintains that it has been open and transparent in the information it has provided to the Premier League and that it has always respected the integrity of the process. The Club does not recognise the finding that it failed to act with the utmost good faith and it does not understand this to have been an allegation made by the Premier League during the course of proceedings. Both the harshness and severity of the sanction imposed by the Commission are neither a fair nor a reasonable reflection of the evidence submitted.
"The Club will also monitor with great interest the decisions made in any other cases concerning the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules.
"Everton cannot comment on this matter any further until the appeal process has concluded."
In the wake of the judgement, many football fans have taken to social media to express their sympathy for Everton, especially with bigger clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City for their own potential breaches of fair play rules.
Memes have since been popping up to mock Man City and Chelsea and show a small amount of support for the Toffees, who had but together a good spell of results under Sean Dyche and are now unbeaten in four games in all competitions.
If Everton get 10 points deducted for ONE charge then surely these should be Man City\u2019s first 7 league fixtures next season
Everton to Man City and Chelsea
Everton being punished for breaking FFP:
Everton getting a points deduction for 1 charge vs Man City winning 3 in a row with 115
Watch this guys, if you don\u2019t laugh, you\u2019ll cry #EFC #Everton #10Points
Everton receive immediate 10-point deduction after breaching Premier League financial rules \u2013 relegation to National League North now a distinct possibility for Man City
FFP When they get asked about Man City\u2026 Everton 10 point deduction \ud83e\udd26\ud83c\udffe\u200d\u2642\ufe0f
The @premierleague have had their best men (or women) on the case. 115 breaches... I cant