Jamie Carragher fires shots at Everton’s rivals for ‘excessive’ points deduction

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    Jamie Carragher has fired shots at Everton's relegation rivals and the Premier League over their "excessive" points deduction.

    The Toffees were slapped with a record breaking 10-point deduction on Friday following an investigation by an independent committee. Everton had been found guilty of breaching financial fair play rules after recording losses of £371.8m over three years.

    Boyhood Everton fan Carragher fumed on social media: "The 10 point deduction for Everton is excessive & not right, considering they have been working with the PL about this for the last couple of years. Would it have been better to be evasive & try & drag it out like other clubs?

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    "No doubt relegated clubs will have put big pressure on the PL to deal with Everton, but when you consider 6 clubs tried to leave the PL & there was no sanction at all it doesn’t feel right.

    "Until other clubs are sanctioned Everton will feel they are being used to show there is no need for an independent regulator, and they are right."

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    Everton have vowed to fight the points deduction, which has left them in the relegation zone, one point ahead of Burnley who are bottom.

    The findings from an independent commission, who heard the case over the club’s breach of profit and sustainability rules, were published on Friday – after the Prem had referred Everton in March.

    In a statement, Everton said: "Everton Football Club is both shocked and disappointed by the ruling of the Premier League’s Commission. The Club believes that the Commission has imposed a wholly disproportionate and unjust sporting sanction.

    "The Club has already communicated its intention to appeal the decision to the Premier League. The appeal process will now commence and the Club’s case will be heard by an Appeal Board appointed pursuant to the Premier League’s rules in due course.

    "Everton maintains that it has been open and transparent in the information it has provided to the Premier League and that it has always respected the integrity of the process.

    "The Club does not recognise the finding that it failed to act with the utmost good faith and it does not understand this to have been an allegation made by the Premier League during the course of proceedings.

    "Both the harshness and severity of the sanction imposed by the Commission are neither a fair nor a reasonable reflection of the evidence submitted. Everton cannot comment on this matter any further until the appeal process has concluded."

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