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Sport Clubs demand Sheffield Wednesday points deduction

16:05  14 february  2020
16:05  14 february  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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Sheffield Wednesday are facing a possible points deduction after being charged by the English Football League with breaking financial rules. Wednesday are the first club to be charged and the EFL has also confirmed they are also still scrutinising Wednesday ’s P&S submissions for last season.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk admits it is hard to ignore the possibility of a points deduction looming over the club following an EFL misconduct investigation. If found guilty, Wednesday could be hit with possible sanctions including a points deduction , financial penalty or complete expulsion

a close up of a bridge: Sheffield Wednesday dispute the charges being brought against the club © Getty Sheffield Wednesday dispute the charges being brought against the club

A number of Championship clubs are demanding a serious points deduction be imposed on Sheffield Wednesday, should the club be found guilty of misconduct by an independent disciplinary commission over the sale of its stadium to owner Dejphon Chansiri.

The EFL have confirmed to Sky Sports News that the process is "ongoing".

Wednesday were charged by the EFL in November and will face the disciplinary commission before the conclusion of the current season.

The charge relates to the sale of the club's Hillsborough stadium to Chansiri for £60m in 2017/18.

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Wednesday have said they believe the charge to be "unlawful" and have challenged the league's decision.

A group of clubs are insisting that, if found guilty, Wednesday should receive a significant points deduction. The measures open to the commission range from a warning up to possible expulsion from the league.

League guidelines allow up to a 12-point deduction depending on the size of any financial failure.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri © Getty Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri

The guidelines also allow for up to a further nine-point deduction for what are described as "aggravated circumstances".

Wednesday are currently 12th in the Championship table, 14 points above the relegation zone.

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