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VIDEO: Derby fans direct hate chants towards the EFL in win over Hull

Derby County fans directed hate chants towards the EFL in their side’s 1-0 win over Hull City on Saturday afternoon.

After just 20 seconds into the game, the home supporters could be heard chanting “Fuck the EFL” before also “Mel Morris, he does what he wants” before fans in the South Stand called on the owner to give them a wave, which he happily did.

These are uncertain times for Derby whether the fans like it or not with the club along with Sheffield Wednesday expecting to receive a points deduction like Birmingham City did last season.

Manager Phillip Cocu said: “It confirms the connection between the fans, the club and the team and shows it is very positive and we stand with each other and protect each other. We don’t like it when somebody touches the club in this way.”

It comes just days after the Rams were charged with breaching the EFL’s profit and sustainability rules.

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They were found out to have been charged by the league organisation for recording “excess losses”, following a review of their P & S submissions.

The charge relates to losses in the three years up to June 2018, even though they sold their stadium to owner Mel Morris for £80m, which saw a pre-tax profit of £14.6m in their latest accounts.

Spending rules allow Championship clubs to lose £39m over a three-year period.

Just 24 hours later, Derby hit back at the league.

The statement read: “The club will strongly contest the challenge to the valuation of Pride Park stadium, as well as the newly notified charge in respect of intangible fixed asset amortisation,” the club said in a statement of their own.

“As a matter of law, the EFL is not entitled to bring either of the charges, having previously agreed to all of the arrangements surrounding the stadium sale and never having raised the issue of player amortisation before.

“The Club shall argue that the very bringing of the Charges itself is unlawful.

“At all times, the Club has acted transparently with the EFL in its submissions for both FFP/P&S and, in respect of the charges above, had received written approval for all of its submissions in respect of this legislation.

“No allegation has been raised to the contrary by the EFL. Rather, the EFL now claims that it made a “mistake.”

Derby’s only goal of the game came in the 65th minute from Matt Clarke to help take them to 15th in the Championship table and away from the relegation zone. Hull sit 12th.



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