Everton deducted 10 points as club statement criticises ‘wholly disproportionate and unjust’ sanction

Everton has been hit with a 10-point deduction from their Premier League total after an independent commission found them in violation of profit and sustainability rules. The alleged breach occurred during the 2021-22 season and has been under investigation since March. In response, Everton has swiftly expressed their intention to appeal the decision.

In an official statement, the club expressed shock and disappointment with the ruling, deeming the imposed sanction as “wholly disproportionate and unjust.” Everton asserts that it has been open and transparent in providing information to the Premier League, maintaining that it has always respected the integrity of the process. The club denies the finding that it failed to act with the utmost good faith and expresses a lack of understanding regarding this allegation.

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Everton further contests that the severity of the sanction imposed is neither fair nor reasonable in light of the evidence submitted. The club plans to appeal the decision, and the case will be heard by an Appeal Board appointed by the Premier League.

The statement concludes with Everton expressing interest in monitoring decisions made in other cases related to the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules. The club refrains from further comment on the matter until the appeal process concludes.

On the field, Everton has earned 14 points this season, securing four wins, two draws, and six defeats in the Premier League.

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