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Birmingham City and EFL respond to the reports of a massive 12-point deduction

Yesterday afternoon, reports emerged from the Telegraph, which stated that the EFL were looking at deducting 12 points from Birmingham City as well as a fine allegedly breaking spending rules.

The paper claimed the EFL are “determined to adopt a tough stance by pushing for a deduction of up to 12 points and a heavy fine” for the rule breaches in what is described as a “game-changing punishment”.

However, in a statement to BirminghamLive, they say they haven’t decided on a punishment yet.

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The EFL have said: “The Club has been referred to a Disciplinary Commission which will hear representations from both the EFL and Birmingham City before reaching a decision.

“The Commission, convened under EFL Regulations, has the scope to determine the sanction without restriction.

“The Board of the EFL has not as yet agreed on the sanction that it will be seeking from the Commission, having discussed the matter at its Board Meeting yesterday for the first time.”

Birmingham City have spoken, stating that they have not been made aware of any such decision: “We are complying with what is requested of us under the imposed EFL business plan.”

It’s claimed the hearing is likely to be in the next two months, though any action against them will likely be appealed.

 

Birmingham fans took to Twitter to give their views on the potential points deduction, many felt that if they were to receive the punishment, then it would be an extremely harsh one – check out those tweets on the next page.

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