“Everton’s points will be deducted by 10 points with immediate effect for breaching the PL’s profitability and sustainability rules,” the Premier League (PL) secretariat announced via its official channels on Sunday.
Prior to the announcement, Everton were in 14th place in the table with four wins, two draws, six losses and 14 points. The punishment drops them to the bottom of the table with four points. They are level on points with Burnley, but 19th out of 20 on goal difference.
The reason for Everton’s points deduction, as announced by the secretariat, is a breach of the PL’s profitability and sustainability rules.토토사이트
The PL’s secretariat implements the league’s own financial regulations. Unlike UEFA’s Financial Fair Play, the PL’s financial regulations are relatively simple. A club’s losses cannot exceed £150 million ($168.7 billion) over a three-year period.
However, as of last season, Everton’s three-year losses were £124.5 million (2001 million won). The PL secretariat immediately referred Everton to an independent committee.
After a five-day hearing, Everton were penalized 10 points.
However, Everton are not happy with the punishment. “We are both shocked and disappointed by the Premier League Committee’s decision,” the club said in an official statement, adding, “We believe we have been subjected to an unfair sporting sanction. We will appeal.”
Supporters of Everton have emerged. Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotherham, who is known to be a big fan of Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, pledged to support Everton’s appeal and write to the PL secretariat to request that the PL ruling be overturned, according to British media outlet The Boot.
“Everton have been grossly and unfairly punished,” Rotherham said.
Meanwhile, Everton’s crisis may not end there. According to The Sun, Leeds United, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, and Burnley – all of whom were relegated from the Premier League during the time Everton was in violation – are planning to file lawsuits. This is because they believe they have suffered losses due to Everton’s belated deduction of points.
“The clubs have announced their intention to sue the PL governing body and Everton for a large sum of money,”