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Everton’s 10-point penalty taken to Parliament by Labour MP 

Everton’s points deduction has reportedly been taken to Parliament by Labour MP Ian Byrne. 

The Toffees were hit with a 10-point penalty on Friday by an independent commission for breaching the Premier League’s financial rules. 

Clubs in the English top-flight are allowed to lose £105 million over a period of three years, but the commission found the Merseyside outfit recorded losses of £124.5m. 

The punishment is the biggest sporting sanction in the competition’s history and has caused huge outrage among the club’s fan base. 

Everton, who had climbed up to 14th in the standings, were dropped into the relegation zone after the points deduction. 

According to BBC Sport, West Derby Labour MP Ian Byrne has tabled an early-day motion in Parliament which will be laid on Tuesday for other members to consider. 

Byrne called Everton’s punishment ‘grossly unfair’ and requested the suspension of the sanction until an independent regulator makes its own determination. 

“This House condemns the grossly unjust points deduction imposed on Everton Football Club by a Premier League commission,” Byrne said.

“A punishment lacking any legal or equitable foundation or justification for the level of sanction and notes that financial, not sporting penalties, for far more severe breaches have been applied.

“[The motion] declares that sporting sanctions unfairly punish supporters and notices the improper dismissal of extraordinary mitigating circumstances outlined by Everton.”

This comes after Steve Rotheram, the Mayor of Liverpool, addressed a letter to the Premier League expressing deep concern over the unprecedented penalty on Everton. 

Rotherham described the punishment as ‘wholly disproportionate’ and vowed to support the Toffees’ appeal against the decision. 

More and more people are criticising the penalty which could cause the relegation of the Toffees to the Championship. The English club will hope the penalty is reduced through their appeal. 

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