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Sport EFL to appeal against Bolton's suspended five-point penalty as they label decision 'too lenient'

13:35  22 november  2019
13:35  22 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The EFL have announced they plan to appeal the decision to hand Bolton a suspended points penalty.

The League One side were given a five-point deduction, suspended for 18 months after they failed to fulfil some of their matches, as well as being handed a fine.

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However, the Football League have expressed their disappointment at the decision, labelling it 'lenient'.  

'The EFL is disappointed by the conclusions reached by the independent Disciplinary Commission in respect of Bolton Wanderers and it is the firm view of the League that the sanction imposed is too lenient when consideration is given to all the circumstances of the case.

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'Given the potential for postponements to have a significant impact on competition integrity and, following receipt of advice overnight on the reasons provided, the League will appeal the outcome in the strongest possible sense.'

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