Sheffield Wednesday Handed 12-Point Deduction

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Sheffield Wednesday will face a 12-point deduction next season. This comes following an independent disciplinary commission announced today.

Sheffield Wednesday Docked 12 Points

EFL Statement

The EFL issued the following statement: “An independent Disciplinary Commission, appointed under EFL Regulations, has ruled that Sheffield Wednesday will receive a 12 point deduction for breaching the League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules for the three-season reporting period ending with Season 2017/18.

“The sporting sanction will take effect in season 2020/21.”

The commission decided not to apply a 12-point deduction this season. Should the penalty have been imposed this season, Wednesday would have been relegated to League One.

The team finished 16th, eight points ahead of relegated Charlton Athletic, who finished 22nd.

A statement on the club website said: “The club is extremely disappointed that the commission has imposed a 12-point deduction to be applied next season and awaits the written reasons for this decision.

“The club welcomes the decision that the commission cleared Sheffield Wednesday of the charge of acting in bad faith in its dealings with the EFL.”

Comments from fans were mixed on social media. Some were ashamed of the club’s actions and others criticised the decision.

On the website, the club also said: “The club will await the written reasons for the sanction and upon receipt will digest and consider the full detail with its legal advisers before making any further comment.”

Wigan Athletic were also subject to a points deduction, leading to their relegation. The Latics ended with 59 points, which would have been good enough for 13th place before the 12 points were deducted.

 

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