WATCH: Everton fans print 38k “Premier League Corrupt” placards for protest in their clash against Manchester United
Everton lost 10 points for not complying with the Premier League's financial rules.
Everton fans have printed 38,000 placards to protest the Premier League. (Images via X and BBC)
Everton were recently hit with a 10-point deduction by the Premier League for not abiding by their ‘Profit and Sustainability Rules’. From being 14th with 14 points, they have now dropped to the relegation zone, tied on points with Burnley.
Sean Dyche and his men will now face yet another relegation battle, while the club has appealed the punishment. Meanwhile, the faithful Toffees have decided to back their club in their next home fixture against Manchester United.
A user on X has revealed that the fans are printing signs that have the Premier League logo and below that the words, “Corrupt,” have been put. There have been over 38,000 signs printed, and they plan to distribute them to fans in Goodison Park. The Toffees also plan to distribute it to the away Manchester United fans.
It has also been reported that Sky Sports, who broadcast the Premier League, will play pre-recorded crowd noise during Everton’s clash with Manchester United. This move is done to ensure fans watching at home can’t hear the protesting Everton fans.
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After being hit with a 10-point deduction by the Premier League, Everton found themselves in a relegation battle. They are tied on points with Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, with both having only 4 points. Manchester United have had a tough season, with Erik ten Hag’s men in 6th place.
Everton Captain, Seamus Coleman, returns to full fitness as he completed for the u21 side. Amadou Onana and Dele Alli will most likely miss out due to injuries. Meanwhile, Luke Shaw returned to training but is not in contention to start. Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Jonny Evans, Aaron Wan Bissaka and Tyrell Malacia will miss out due to injuries.
Due to their point deduction, Everton will look to get out of the relegation zone with a win against United. Their fans will be backing their players as much as they can, with there being protests planned. United have won their last two Premier League fixtures and will aim to start a winning run. The two teams will face each other in Goodison Park on 26th November.
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