Everton fans have expressed their discontent with the Premier League, arguing that the league has unfairly targeted their club with a 10-point deduction for a breach of profit and sustainability regulations.
The announcement of the penalty has prompted Everton supporters to organize protests ahead of the team’s match against Manchester United on November 26. Despite the club’s commitment to appealing the sanction, fan groups are emphasizing the need for broader changes within the Premier League.
Chair of the Everton Fan Advisory Board, Dave Kelly told The Mirror: “We will show a worldwide audience on Sunday the Premier League has picked on the wrong club in Everton, and the wrong place in Goodison Park. But this is just the first page and first chapter of what will be an extremely long book, we won’t be going anywhere, any time soon – we want to get football back on the straight and narrow, and that means real change at the Premier League.”
The 10-point deduction imposed on Everton has led to widespread discontent among the club, its fans, and local Members of Parliament. Amidst the outcry, there is an increasing emphasis on the need for broader reforms in English football.
The UK government’s recent announcement about introducing an independent regulator for the domestic game has gained support, with calls for expediting the implementation of such regulatory measures.
Everton fans plan to voice their displeasure during the team’s upcoming match against Manchester United, creating a charged atmosphere at Goodison Park. A mass protest in the 10th minute is expected to draw attention during the televised game.