Alan Nixon rages at Everton 10-point deduction as Leeds United legal claim issued
There is a legal basis for Leeds United to have compensation following the point deduction handed to Premier League club Everton.
That is according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, after the Toffees were deducted 10 points by the Premier League [Sky Sports, 17 November].
The sanction comes after the Merseyside club were found to have breached the competition’s financial fair play rules.
Nixon was asked by an X user: “Is there not a legal basis for Leeds and Leicester to look for compensation now?”
The Sun journalist replied: “Yeah. Let’s get the lawyers and accountants running it now. Why not? It’s got nothing to do with football any more. Utter crap.”
Everton fans have certainly been left outraged at the decision to deduct 10 points from the club, particularly given how it seems that other clubs who have been guilty of similar breaches remain unpunished.
The likes of Manchester City and Chelsea could face action in the near future, but that is not what Leeds fans will be caring about at this moment in time.
The Whites faithful may now just have very strong feelings about the Toffees, with the former having been relegated from the Premier League last season as the latter stayed up.
Everton dramatically secured their safety on the final day of the campaign, but Leeds were not so lucky, with Southampton and Leicester also dropping out of the top flight and into the second division.
As per BBC Sport (17 November), the chair of the independent commission that made the decision, David Phillips KC, has confirmed that Leeds, the Saints, the Foxes, Burnley and Nottingham Forest “have potential claims for compensation.”