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Souness punishment statement holds no weight

Graeme Souness has said that the greedy six clubs shouldn’t get punished as it would hurt the fans and the players.
Sun reporter Duncan Wright disagrees arguing ‘When Glasgow Rangers, Juventus and rugby”s Saracens were relegated, the fans and the players were punished for things they weren’t responsible for.
But those punishments had to be applied to protect the integrity of the competition. The six clubs need punishment for the actions of their owners.’
You could also argue that West Ham fans were punished over Tevez Gate,  the club paid out a £5m fine with another £25m in compensation to Sheffield United
yet Hammers fans suffered from humiliation from other clubs with a lack of funds to invest in players in the transfer market that season.
If there is no consequence to these greedy clubs then they are likely to try it again down the line, the punishment must act as a firm deterrent to others.
If the Premier League don’t punish them for being the game into disrepute then UEFA should ban them from qualification for next seasons Champions League and Europa League, there would be some irony in that!

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Souness punishment statement holds no weight

  1. By his reckoning isn’t that like saying the guy who killed George Floyd shouldn’t be punished because it would affect his family ?

  2. Not often that I agree with anything in the Sun, but Duncan Wright has absolutely nailed it here.
    It took West Ham years to overcome the burden of the huge fines that were imposed, and even longer to throw off the constant media jibes as to how we had cheated poor Sheffield United.
    Regrettably, I fear there will be no punishment for ‘the six’ and they will carry on as per normal, because they have become the ‘untouchables’.

  3. Change the rules so clubs can be thrown out of domestic football. Targets them, applies to everyone.

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