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Sheffield Wednesday: Fans react to news club have breached EFL rules

Sheffield Wednesday: Fans react to news club have breached EFL rules

Sheffield Wednesday have been charged by the English Football League (EFL) for breaching financial rules (efl.com).

The charge is in relation to the club’s sale of profit and sustainability submission at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, and specifically the sale of Hillsborough.

In a statement, the EFL said: “The charges are in respect of a number of allegations regarding the process of how and when the stadium was sold and the inclusion of the profits in the 2017/18 accounts.”

They have also said that they are continuing to look into the South Yorkshire club’s submission for the 2018/19 season.

Sheffield Wednesday have acknowledged the charge, and in their own statement, have said that it will be “vigorously defended” (via swfc.co.uk).

It is unknown what punishment the club could face if they are found guilty, although Birmingham City were deducted nine points for breaching similar rules last season (via BBC Sport).

Plenty of Owls fans have been reacting to the news, with quite a few taking a somewhat surprisingly light-hearted approach. Here is what some have had to say about it on Twitter…

Sheffield Wednesday fans, what is your reaction to the news that the club have breached EFL profit and sustainability rules? Let us know in the comments below…

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