Following their discovery of violating the Profit and Sustainability regulations, Kevin Campbell has provided his opinion over the Everton points deduction debacle during the past twenty-four hours.
A 10-point deduction, in the opinion of the Sky Sports expert, is excessively severe and unfit for the offense that was committed.
It is yet to be seen if the Toffees’ appeal of this ruling would be successful.
During an interview with @SkySportsNews @ALANMYERSMEDIA, Campbell posted on Twitter, saying, “I’m furious about the 10 point deduction for @Everton because the punishment definitely doesn’t fit the crime!”
The Premier League’s recent decision to dock Everton ten points for a minor financial infraction seems too punitive in comparison to the lax punishment meted out to other teams who committed more serious transgressions.
It is impossible to overlook Manchester City, who is being prosecuted on an astounding 115 counts of FFP infractions.
The comparison gives rise to legitimate questions concerning the uniformity and fairness of the league’s disciplinary measures.
Some who disagree claim that Everton’s penalty establishes an unsettling precedent.
A few million over the limit doesn’t sound like much when compared to City’s violations, but the Toffees be punished heavily.
This has led to demands for a review of the league’s financial regulation enforcement strategy.
Discussions concerning possible biases in the league’s decision-making process have been sparked by the scandal.
Many would rather that teams like Burnley, Leicester City, Leeds United, and others take a united stance and target their complaints at Manchester City instead of merely taking punishing actions without question.