Nottingham Forest face a four-point penalty

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Mo Chaib

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The Premier League announced on Monday that Nottingham Forest face a ‘four-point penalty’ to be deducted from their Premier League tally. For breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Nottingham Forest have 25 points from 29 games, leaving them with only 21 points after the punishment imposed by the Premier League. The team is now in 18th place in the relegation zone.

The committee gave the team an opportunity to provide some information that would mitigate the penalty. After a two-day hearing earlier this month. The committee announced that the team had shown serious co-operation throughout the investigation. The penalty was reduced from six points to four, according to a statement provided by the independent Commission.

Nottingham Forest expressed their disappointment with the decision in a statement published on Monday.

“We were extremely dismayed by the tone and content of the Premier League’s submissions before the Commission,” it said.

“After months of engagement with the Premier League, and exceptional cooperation throughout, this was unexpected and has harmed the trust and confidence we had in the Premier League.

“That the Premier League sought a sanction of eight points as a starting point was utterly disproportionate when compared to the nine points that their own rules prescribe for insolvency.”

Worth mentioning. This is not the first such punishment in the Premier League this season. Everton were penalised with a 10-point deduction, which was reduced to six points after an appeal.

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