Macclesfield Town handed a six points deduction by the English Football League with a further four suspended.
It comes after they pleaded guilty to charges including non-payment of salaries. it means they will fall down from 15th to 22th in the League Two table. Their points has gone from 24 to 18.
“An independent Disciplinary Commission has ruled that Macclesfield Town will be deducted six points from this season’s League Two table following a number of breaches of EFL Regulations.
“At a hearing today the Club pleaded guilty to multiple charges in respect of non-payment of players on applicable due dates and also the non-fulfilment of a fixture in relation to its match with Crewe Alexandra, originally scheduled to take place on 7 December 2019.
“The Commission, appointed in accordance with EFL Regulations, heard representations from both the EFL and Macclesfield Town, determining that a sporting sanction of 10 points, with four suspended, was appropriate when considering both the aggravating and mitigating factors in the case.
“The six point deduction will be applied immediately with the decision remaining subject to appeal.”
“Further to an Independent Disciplinary Committee hearing earlier today, Macclesfield Town can confirm that the club will be deducted six points as a result of pleading guilty to numerous EFL charges.
“These included non-payment of salaries on applicable due dates and the non-fulfilment of our League Two clash against Crewe Alexandra on December 7th 2019.
“A further four point sanction has also been imposed on the club, which has been suspended at this time.
“The initial deduction will be made with immediate effect and the club retain the right to appeal.”
After finding out that Macclesfield Town have been deducted points by the EFL, fans took to slam the league organisation for what is turning out to be a dreadful season in terms of teams managing their finances – see those tweets on the next page.