Everton have formally appealed the Premier League’s decision to hand them a 10-point deduction for breaching financial regulations.
The Toffees’ severe punishment for violating Profit and Sustainability regulations last month, which saw them demoted and placed in the relegation zone, shocked the football world. Everton expressed their intention to challenge the allegations when the sentence was established, and they have now declared that the appeals process has started.
During their most recent game at Goodison Park against Manchester United, Everton supporters angrily protested the sentence, waving posters accusing the Premier League of “corruption.” In addition, several fans set off fireworks outside the stadium, interfering with the game’s broadcast.
Not just the Toffees devotees have been the target of criticism. Former government minister Andy Burnham recently blasted Sky Sports for removing his interview, in which he raised concerns about the procedure used to subtract points prior to the United match. Jamie Carragher, who believes Everton is being “used” by other teams to avoid similar inquiries into their financial transactions, has also expressed opposition to the sentence.
At the moment, Manchester City’s finances are also being attentively examined. They have an upcoming hearing scheduled, and they are accused of violating Premier League financial regulations more than a hundred times. Another team that might be worried in the wake of Everton’s point deduction is Chelsea. According to a recent report, payments paid in connection with Willian, Samuel Eto’o, and Eden Hazard’s moves during Roman Abramovich’s tenure at the team might potentially be the subject of an investigation into the Blues.