MP takes Everton's 10-point deduction to parliament
- Mike Johnshon
- 21 Nov, 2023
Labour MP Ian Byrne has proposed an 'early day motion' in parliament denouncing Everton's 10-point deduction in the Premier League and advocating for the prompt establishment of an independent football regulator.
On Friday, Everton became the inaugural Premier League club to receive a points deduction for violating financial sustainability regulations.
An independent commission imposed an immediate deduction, resulting in the Merseyside club plummeting from 14th to the second-from-bottom position.
Byrne, MP for Liverpool, West Derby, said the points deduction was "grossly unjust" and that the level of sanction lacked "any legal or equitable foundation or justification..."
"This House contends the Premier League can no longer fairly govern top-flight football without independent scrutiny and legislation," he said in the EDM, which MPs can sign up to but are not binding and often do not lead to any action.
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