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Bolton v Brentford scrapped by EFL, visitors awarded three points

It has been confirmed that Bolton Wanderers’ league match with Brentford scrapped by the English Football League and that the visitors have been awarded three points.

The match was scheduled to take place on last weekend, but was called off 16 hours before kick-off as players refused to play over unpaid wages.

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THE EFL STATEMENT READ:

“Following the decision taken by Bolton Wanderers’ Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to issue a Prohibition Notice preventing Tuesday’s rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brentford from taking place, the EFL will not be asking that the game is played at a future date.

“There is no provision under EFL Regulations to direct Clubs to play at a later date than four days past the conclusion of the season and, as a result, it has been determined that Brentford will be awarded the three points on the basis of a 1-0 victory.

“As a consequence, Bolton Wanderers is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct by the EFL which will result in disciplinary proceedings against the Club being taken at an appropriate time.

“The decision to award the victory to Brentford is taken under Regulation 33.2 and is independent of the proceedings referred to above.”

 

Following the statement being published fans took to give their thoughts on social media – check out what they had to say on the next page.

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