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Other 14 Premier League clubs ‘want to punish individuals and avoid points deductions’

The other 14 Premier League clubs believe individuals behind the European Super League project at ‘big six’ clubs should be punished while avoiding the need for possible fines and points deductions.

There has been some debate about the sanctions Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City,Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur must face for their actions, with many hopeful that the Premier League will make an example of the six teams.

Premier League Rule L9 says any member club needs prior written approval by the board to enter a new competition, which is believed to have been broken by the rebel clubs wishing to form part of the proposed Super League.

Supporters of big six sides have been left outraged by the actions of their respective clubs
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The 14 Premier League clubs discussed the best way to move forward in a meeting that took place yesterday, with the collective view emerging that imposing points deductions and fines would hurt the wrong people: the players, managers and fans.

But there appears to be a shared agreement over the best approach to next, described by Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

“These [big six] clubs will need their tails between their legs and they will not have the voice and authority that they’ve had in the past.

“The 14 other clubs who stood strong and were united are now in a much stronger position,” Solhekol explained.

Chelsea fans delayed the kick-off of the Blues’ match with Brighton on Tuesday as a result of protests
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“There has been lots of talk of a possible fine, possibly points deductions or a transfer embargo. All those things are going to be quite difficult. Especially when it comes to things like a points deduction, it would also punish the supporters.

“Amongst the 14 clubs, they are saying ‘We will welcome these six clubs back into the fold’. But some of the people involved in this we…

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