Bristol news Charlton consider legal action against Sheffield Wednesday over points deduction MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Addicks were relegated from the Championship on the final day of the campaign, but are questioning why the Owls deduction will be imposed next season
Breaking News ! Charlton have threatened legal action against Sheffield Wednesday following the Owls' points deduction. Bristol City's Championship rivals have been hit with a 12-point deduction after a breach of the EFL's profitability and sustainability rules relating to the club's sale of Hillsborough. Yet there has been some controversy over the punishment due to an independent disciplinary committee opting to enforce the punishment from next season rather than immediately. Read More Related Articles Paul Cook resigns as Wigan Athletic manager amid links to Bristol City job It means the Owls will start next season on -12 points - a blessing in disguise when considering the alternative. If Wednesday's points deduction had come into force immediately, it means the club would have been relegated, with Charlton Athletic being spared the drop. The Addicks have now issued a statement threatening legal action over the decision to defer Wednesday's punishment until the start of next season.
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Their statement said: "The club is considering a legal challenge following the news that Sheffield Wednesday will receive a sporting sanction that will take effect in the 2020/21 season. "Sheffield Wednesday were charged in November 2019 for breaching the EFL’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules for the three-season reporting period ending with Season 2017/18. "We fail to understand why the deduction will take place next season rather than the current season, which seems to be irrational, and are writing to the EFL to get an explanation of the justification. "The club will keep fans updated on any further action."
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