Sheffield Wednesday hit with 12-point deduction for next season

31 July 2020 18:25
Wednesday found guilty of breaching financial rulesCharlton consider legal action over delayed sanctionSheffield Wednesday have been docked 12 points for a financial irregularity committed when the owner, Dejphon Chansiri, bought the Hillsborough stadium from the club for £60m in June 2019 and the profit was backdated to the previous season’s accounts.Crucially, the points deduction will take effect next season, 2020-21, not in the season just concluded, when such a penalty would have relegated Wednesday. They finished 16th in the Championship, eight points clear of 22nd-place Charlton, who released a statement on Friday night saying they are considering a legal challenge to Wednesday’s sanction not taking effect immediately. Related: Wigan debacle exposes need for reset of English football's finances Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian