Barnsley have name-dropped Sheffield Wednesday in a strongly-worded letter of defiance to the English Football League.
According to The Guardian (relayed by Dom Howson for Yorkshire Live), Barnsley have stated that they will not accept relegation should the season be unable to proceed. The Tykes are currently rock bottom of the Championship table and will face the drop if the 2019/20 campaign is decided on points per game.
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However, the club are not willing to accept demotion to League One due to the fact that Wednesday and Derby County are currently facing disciplinary hearings over the controversial sales of their respective stadia. As such, should the hearings find the two clubs guilty of misconduct, they will be hit with fines and/or points deductions (via The Guardian).
Many Owls fans have responded to Howson’s update on this matter and they aren’t happy with Barnsley’s statement. One supporter has slammed the club and called them ‘desperate’ whilst another has said they are ‘still bitter’.
Read more replies from the Hillsborough faithful below:
Perhaps if they showed this type of fight on the pitch, they might not be rock bottom. Desperate.
— Dan (@bigdan2002) May 25, 2020
Still bitter I see pic.twitter.com/F45n51Ql5v
— Joe Kneale (@JoeKneale582) May 25, 2020
Tinpot Barnsley need to keep their noses out
— Lee Woodhouse ™ (@lee_woodhouse87) May 25, 2020
— Duchess (@PistolPete1867) May 25, 2020
Who are Barnsley?
— J (@the_geeker) May 25, 2020
Another team at the bottom trying to avoid going down..
— Rob Mitchell (@1RobMitchell) May 25, 2020
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