Leeds and Burnley admit defeat in Covid losses claim

01/07/2022 5comments  |  Jump to last

Leeds United have dropped their claim to the Premier League that Everton's accounting of Covid losses breached the rules while Burnley's chances of winning any legal motion are considered slim.

Everton had previously dismissed accusations made by both clubs during the run-in to the season as they battled the threat of relegation that the Blues had breached the Premier League's profitability and sustainability rules

Everton issued the following statement:

“We have worked so closely with the Premier League to make sure we are compliant we are comfortable we have complied with the rules. External auditors have told us what we can and cannot claim against the pandemic. If they want to take legal action then they can do so by all means.”

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The Premier League have provided both clubs with further details of how Everton have complied with their guidelines, with much of their spending exempt from the limits due to allowances made for investment in infrastructure and losses attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The two clubs had demanded an independent inquiry into the Premier League's enforcement of their spending rules but this has now been dropped by Leeds who successfully avoided demotion back to the Championship.

Burnley were not so fortunate and, according to The Athletic, they have yet to abandon their claims against Everton but the feeling is that they have little chance of success given Everton's consistent dialogue with the Premier League.


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Peter Mills
1 Posted 01/07/2022 at
It was all just bluster from both clubs, trying to score a small psychological point during a tight relegation battle.
Tony Everan
2 Posted 01/07/2022 at

According to the Daily Mail, the complaint has been dropped.

“Everton previously dismissed any claims that the club had breached financial fair play rules.

The two clubs had threatened the league with a potential lawsuit worth up to £200 million, but have since decided against moving forward with any case against the Merseyside club.”

The day after Richarlison is sold before the July deadline, there has to be some significance.

Peter Carpenter
3 Posted 01/07/2022 at
Tossers. Pity they didn't both go down.
Gary Jones
4 Posted 01/07/2022 at
Utter bellwhiffs doing the Top 6's bidding whilst watching the Redshite spend £⅓ billion per annum on wages.

Hoping Leeds go down next year.

Derek Thomas
5 Posted 04/07/2022 at
Gary @ 4; I hope Leeds (dirty, dirty leeds) go down every year.

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