Sheffield Wednesday were given a twelve point deduction for the 2020/21 campaign by the EFL for breaking spending rules, however it seems like the Owls are not taking this decision lightly and many fans of the club are reacting as the club have released a statement on the matter.
In their statement, Wednesday revealed that they will appeal the decision made by the EFL following them publishing written reasons why they received the deduction.
They also believe that the hearing of the appeal will be taking place in ‘Autumn 2020‘. The rules they breached were around their sale of the Hillsborough stadium to owner Dejphon Chansiri and their decision to include it in the financial year covering the 2017-18 campaign.
In the statement following the written reasons being published, Wednesday said: ‘The Club was disappointed with some of the decisions of the Disciplinary Commission and respectfully disagrees with both the finding that it was in breach of the P&S rules for the 2017/18 season and the sanction of a 12-point deduction to be applied in the 2020/21 season.”
It now leaves fans of the club again unsure as to how they will start next season and whether they will still have the point deduction or not.
Here is what fans said following the news:
Club statement #swfc
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) August 17, 2020
As bad as we have been at some stuff. I could never envision we didn’t get approval for the transaction prior from EFL and to put it in relevant years accounts. ^ statement would seem the most logical explanation of what happened here. Behind the club on this one 100%. 🦉
— Andrew Fox (@Afoxich) August 17, 2020
Yes boss! Go on mr chansiri!
— Sergej Odström (@SergejOdstrom) August 17, 2020
Good News, I am sure the Club will only do this if they are 100% satisfied they have acted 100% correctly. Looking at how the EFL have performed recently, I know who I would put my faith in.. UTO!
— Robert Bonser (@RobertEBonser) August 17, 2020
Thought we would appeal. Must have had strong evidence of EFL support for the sale and its inclusion in the relevant year otherwise I very very much doubt the Clubs auditors would have signed of the Financial Statements.
— Mike Andrews (@mja_owl) August 17, 2020
And as if by magic even more evidence that the #EFL DO NOT act in an even handed way, do NOT Understand the term “fair play” and are NOT protecting the game and the clubs. When you are inconsistent like this you put the future of the game in a precarious position. #removetheefl
— Steve:Beastie (@Beastie_) August 17, 2020
Go on lads
— Chris Milner (@CeeJayMilner) August 17, 2020
100% behind club and chansiri 👍WAWAW 🦉
— Chris woolhouse (@wool_chris) August 17, 2020
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