After Everton was given a 10-point deduction on Friday, Premier League supporters became enraged, believing that Manchester City ought to be demoted to non-league status.
Pep Guardiola’s team was accused of 115 financial fair play violations in February, an accusation they have refuted. An impartial committee has been tasked with investigating their alleged violations. But the independent committee has not yet made a conclusion.
Following Everton’s point loss for violating the Premier League’s profit and sustainability regulations, supporters of the sport have called for a harsh penalty for Guardiola’s team, should they be found guilty. One supporter angrily exclaimed, “That’s Man City relegated to National League then.”
Man City will play in the Vanarama National League North next season as a result of their impending, equal 1150-point deduction, according to my calculations. Really looking forward to Curzon Ashton’s huge derby’, jokingly said a second.
“If where getting 10 points Man City should end up in the Non-League,” argued another. Another wrote: “Everton getting deducted 10 points for just 1 breach surely means that Man City should be playing in non-league soon?!”
Everton has pledged to challenge the points reduction after suffering losses of £371.8 million over the preceding three years. “Everton Football Club is both shocked and disappointed by the ruling of the Premier League’s Commission,” the statement read.
“The club feels that a completely unfair and disproportionate sports consequence has been imposed by the Commission. The club has already informed the Premier League of its plan to appeal the ruling.”
Due to the points deduction, the Toffees are currently in the relegation zone, but they are still ahead of Burnley on goal differential.