The Premier League brought down the hammer on Everton for their Financial Fair Play breaches and gave them a huge 10-point deduction. This is the harshest punishment that any team has received in the Premier League history and a statement of intent from the organizers about no longer tolerating financial misdeeds from their teams.
Everton were understandably upset at the punishment. In their official statement, they stated their desire to appeal against this decision and how they will be keenly watching about how the Premier League punishes other sides found guilty of financial breaches. In other words, they want to see if Manchester City – currently accused of 115 FFP breaches – and Chelsea get similar treatment as them.
This stunning decision from the Premier League has sent Football Twitter ablaze –
Sean Dyche will apply the deepest low-block known to man
Sean Dyche is yet to comment on this point deduction, but knowing his hardened attitude, Dyche might actually be up for the battle to get out of the relegation battle. After he saved Everton from the drop last season, anything is possible!
Manchester City to National League. Who says no?
Many fans are up in arms about what could happen to Manchester City if the Premier League took similarly strict action against them for alleged financial misdeeds. Everton got a -10 deduction for breaching one financial rule, while City have 115 FFP breach allegations. If that adds up, they could potentially be relegated next season and face the likes of Plymouth, Coventry City and Birmingham City.
Nails them so well
After Everton’s point deduction, some criticism is also being pointed at their legal team. That is because their lawyers failed to put up a case that could’ve saved them from this punishment. It’s worse if you compare them to Man City’s legal team, who have been saving them from bans for years now. Some think that the Simpson’s horrible lawyer character ‘Lionel Hutz’ might’ve represented the Toffees.
Richarlison didn’t even stay and they still got the deduction of 10 points
Pep student innit?
Unfortunately for Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, they can’t even celebrate Everton being dragged down to the relegation battle with the 10 points deduction. That is because the Toffees still have a point more than them after 12 Premier League games!
100% believe this is what is going to happen
-8 GD by the end of the weekend
For Manchester United, the timing of this punishment could not have come at a worse time. The Red Devils are actually Everton’s next opponents after the international break and will face an angry squad in front of a Goodison Park crowd boiling with emotions.