A letter from Mark Carney, Dame Sue Owen and Sir Brendan Barber will be sent to a parliamentary committee by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham
Author: Jonny FreemanPublished 9 hours ago
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The Premier League is facing new pressure to overturn Everton’s 10-point deduction.
The club was fined for breaking profits and sustainability rules, but now the former Bank of England governor is among those calling for a rethink.
A letter from Mark Carney, Dame Sue Owen and Sir Brendan Barber will be sent to a committee in Parliament by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
Andy Burnham was among those who spoke at the Everton Supporters Trust meeting in Liverpool today.
“How can it be right that the season could end, as we have been told now, and the appeals could still be going on.
“It’s like VAR isn’t it when you can’t celebrate a goal because you don’t know what they’re going to do.
“It will be like that with the season – it will be over, but no one will know.”
Mr Burnham added:
“We will have a select committee hearing tomorrow; today I will be writing to members of the select community, with letters from three very prominent, high-ranking people.
“And we need to see that starting tomorrow, the real debate about the whole question of Everton’s treatment. But then it will be considered more broadly about fair regulations in football.
“But that’s also the second thing. They have a relationship with the top six. Can they regulate fairly – can they be seen as an impartial regulator? I don’t think so.
“We have to make football’s governing body strong and independent, otherwise our game won’t go in the right direction. And once it’s gone, it’s very precious. You won’t get it back.”
The Premier League had previously defended the Independent Commission’s decision.