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The Mayor of Liverpool has sent a letter to the Premier League regarding the “unreasonable” 10-point deduction given to Everton for violating financial regulations within the league.
A separate committee penalized the Toffees for surpassing the allowed losses by £19.5 million in a span of three years. The verdict was revealed on Friday.
The mayor of Liverpool, Steve Rotheram, has sent a letter to the chief executive of the league, Richard Masters, expressing his strong worry about the punishment.
Rotheram stated that the deduction of 10 points from Everton is excessive given the club’s efforts and proactive approach in working with the Premier League to ensure compliance with FFP regulations. This was especially evident when it became apparent that they were at risk of breaking the rules.
Everton’s violation of debt ceilings is influenced by various factors that are geopolitical in nature and beyond their control.
Several individuals have noted that the penalty given seems excessive for the specific charge and establishes a new standard.
Compared to the penalties given to other clubs for financial violations, this one is higher than the previous ones.
“In 2010, Portsmouth received a nine-point penalty when they went into administration due to severe mismanagement. In 2012, they faced a 10 point deduction for entering administration for the second time in three years. It is absurd to suggest that Everton’s actions are more severe in comparison.”
I fully back the club’s appeal and suggest considering alternative forms of discipline that do not unfairly punish the players and fans. Please take a more fair-minded approach.
Everton, a founding member of both the Football League and the Premier League, holds a significant position in English football. They should be treated with proper respect.
The club promptly stated their intention to contest the punishment, and it is anticipated that the appeal will be resolved during the current season.
Everton could also now face compensation claims against them over the case, however no club has so far commented publicly to indicate their intention to make a claim.