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Everton fans set to stage protest during Liverpool fixture over Premier League points deduction

Ryan Smart

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Everton fans set to stage protest during Liverpool fixture over Premier League points deduction

Everton fans are planning to protest against the club's 10-point deduction by the Premier League at Liverpool's next fixture, a supporters' group has stated.

The Toffees were found to have breached the league's Profit and Sustainability rules, and were handed a points deduction as a result.

The sanction drops Sean Dyche's side down to 19th in the Premier League table, with only Burnley's inferior goal difference sparing them from the bottom of the division.

In a club statement, Everton branded the punishment as 'a wholly disproportionate and unjust sporting sanction', and confirmed their intention to appeal.

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Ian Byrne, the Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby, has tabled an early-day motion over the sanction to Parliament, and has described the club's punishment as 'grossly unjust'. He also called for the immediate introduction of an independent regulator for football.

Toffees fans are reportedly planning to protest against the Premier League during their next game at Goodison Park, which is Saturday's clash against Manchester United.

However, as that game kicks off at 4:30pm on Sunday, fan group The 1878 have had to change plans for a plane to be flown over the stadium.

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Instead, they will fly the plane over the Etihad Stadium - which hosts Manchester City's clash against Everton's bitter rivals, Liverpool, on Saturday at 12:30pm. That game is live on TNT Sports in the early Premier League kick-off slot.

A statement to X (Twitter) reads: "We have had a lot of requests asking for a plane to be flown over Goodison on Sunday, with a message to the PL.

"Due to our kick-off time, it will be dark.

"So instead, a plane will fly over the Etihad on Saturday for City v Liverpool, which will be watched by millions around the world.

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"Once the banner is made from the company, we can release a picture of this."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Everton, Liverpool, Premier League

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