David Dein Expresses Concern Over Premier League’s Decision to Deduct Points from Everton
The Impact of Everton’s Point Deduction on Manchester City and Chelsea
Former Arsenal chairman, David Dein, has expressed concerns over the Premier League’s decision to deduct 10 points from Everton. This punishment could potentially have disastrous consequences for Manchester City and Chelsea.
Financial Investigations in Football
Everton is not the only club under scrutiny for financial irregularities. Manchester City is facing 115 charges, while Chelsea is also being investigated for potential historic breaches.
Hardline Approach by the Premier League
The Premier League’s strict punishment for Everton, despite their relatively minor offense, has raised alarm bells for other clubs. David Dein believes that clubs should be worried about the consequences of these investigations.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Dein stated, “The Premier League charges, but they do not make the judgment. It is an independent tribunal. To me, the penalty seems excessive and could have a knock-on effect on other clubs, which would be disastrous.”
Debate on Proportionality
Dein also questioned the proportionality of Everton’s penalty, considering the circumstances surrounding the club. He mentioned factors such as the impact of Covid, the construction of a new stadium, and the relatively small amount of money involved (£19 million) compared to the overall spending in football.
The Premier League’s decision to deduct points from Everton has raised concerns about its potential impact on Manchester City and Chelsea. David Dein believes that the punishment may be excessive and hopes that other clubs will not face similar consequences. The debate on proportionality and the severity of penalties in relation to financial offenses in football continues.
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