By Pranav Shahaney

20th Nov, 2023 | 6:40pm

Everton surely will be fuming amid Leeds United revelation, Premier League double standards clear as day

Everton have every right to be fuming at the Premier League as a fresh conflict of interest involving Leeds United has emerged.

The Independent Commission which found the Toffees guilty and eventually saw them docked 10 points is chaired by David Phillips KC, who represented Leeds back in 2007 when they faced issues.

He’s the one who’s ruled that Leeds and the other clubs could now sue for compensation if the Toffees are found guilty – which undoubtedly brings up a conflict of interest.

It also shows the double standards of the Premier League as they have not taken legal action against Manchester City who have been charged with 115 cases of breaching financial fair play (FFP).

The decision by the Premier League to deduct 10 points from Everton for a minor financial breach has ignited a heated debate on the league’s disciplinary consistency and that’s precisely how it should be with pundits also calling it unfair.

The glaring disparity between the Toffees’ penalty and Manchester City’s situation, raises legitimate concerns about the fairness of the consequences.

It is perplexing that Everton, for a relatively minor financial oversight, faces a severe punishment, while City appears to elude more substantial repercussions.

This glaring inconsistency has spurred demands for a thorough reassessment of the league’s approach to enforcing financial regulations.

Critics argue that this case sets a troubling precedent, highlighting the need for a more standardised and equitable system to handle such violations and safeguard the league’s integrity.

The disparity in penalties raises questions about whether City, given their extensive FFP charges, should face more severe consequences, possibly even relegation, in line with the precedent set by Everton’s penalty.

In other Everton news, an agent has brought up the courts and legal precedent after the Toffees have decided to appeal the decision.