Sheffield Wednesday handed 12-point deduction for beginning of next season

Paola Ditto
Agosto 1, 2020

The EFL's statement read: "An independent Disciplinary Commission, appointed under EFL Regulations, has ruled that Sheffield Wednesday will receive a 12 point deduction for breaching the League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules for the three season reporting period ending with Season 2017/18".

An independent disciplinary commission has deemed the Owls should not have included profits from the sale of their Hillsborough stadium in statements for the period ending July 2018.

Since the deduction applies next season, Wednesday will not be relegated to League One as they would have been had the sanction been applied sooner.

"The sporting sanction will take effect in season 2020/21".

The verdict was reached by an independent disciplinary commission, and has now been put to the club, though it means Wednesday will avoid relegation due to the punishment coming into play next season.

"The club welcomes the decision that the commission cleared Sheffield Wednesday of the charge of acting in bad faith in its dealings with the EFL".

Sheffield Wednesday have been hit with a huge 12-point deduction after being found guilty of financial misconduct, following a lengthy investigation by the English Football League.

'The Club was found not guilty of a further charge of breaching its duty of utmost good faith to the EFL by deliberately concealing information from the League in respect of filings made in respect of the Profitability and Sustainability Rules'.

They breached rules by including the sale of their Hillsborough Stadium home in their 2017-18 accounts despite the ground being sold a year later.

The club, owned by Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri, intends to await written reasons for the sanction and "consider the full detail with its legal advisers" before deciding its next step.

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