• News

Jamie Carragher slams Premier League for “excessive” Everton punishment

© Ace Football

The Toffees have slipped to the relegation zone after being hit with a 10-point deduction.

Jamie Carragher has criticized the Premier League for their disproportionate punishment of Everton, comparing the Merseyside club’s case to that of the European Super League founders.

On Friday, the Premier League confirmed a record-breaking sanction for Everton’s breach of profitability and sustainability rules. The Toffees have surpassed the £105m threshold for financial losses over a three-year period.

“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,” Carragher wrote on X (Twitter).

“Would it have been better to be evasive & try & drag it out like other clubs? 

“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.”

Everton slipped to the 19th spot on the Premier League table after the points deduction. The club have announced that they will appeal the decision, describing the punishment as “unjust”.