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AFC Wimbledon ordered by EFL to call MK Dons by correct name

A hugely talked about story this week was the English Football League ordering AFC Wimbledon to call Milton Keynes Dons by their correct name.

In April of last year, the league made an ‘attempt to reach an amicable position in respect of the Clubs’ relationship towards one another.’

December 2017 saw AFC Wimbledon charged by the EFL with a breach of its Regulations 3.4 and 3.5 for conduct amounting to misconduct, in respect of its actions towards Dons, refusing to refer to the club on the scoreboard, matchday programmes and tickets during their fixture with them two months earlier.

Those charges ended up being dropped after initial progress was made between the two sides.

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An EFL statement said: “Following further discussions, it has been agreed that AFC Wimbledon will now meet a number of conditions set out by the league whilst mediation continues.

“These include featuring the name of the MK Dons on the website, match tickets, match programmes, teamsheets and scoreboard (as applicable) in a manner that is consistent with all other teams that visit the Cherry Red Records Stadium.”

EFL executive chair, Debbie Jevans, said: “I would like to thank all those involved for their continued support in what is clearly an emotive situation, not only for supporters but for all those associated with both clubs.

“We will continue to work with both our members, with the ambition of securing a long-term positive outcome that we know both parties are eager to achieve.”

 

After reading the statement by the EFL, which was viewed over 48,000 times, fans took to give their reaction with many mocking MK Dons and the league – find out what they had to say on the next page.

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