Everton’s Premier League 10-point penalty has been brought to the Parliament by a Liverpool MEP who called it “grossly unjust”.
Ian Byrne is the Labour MP from West Derby. He has filed an Early Day Motion (EDM) which will be presented to other members of Parliament on Tuesday.
Everton was sanctioned on Friday for breaching the Premier League financial rules.
Byrne called for the “immediate establishment” of an independent regulator.
The government has announced its plans to name a regulatory body in February. This follows a review conducted by fans last year.
The King’s Speech, which was released this month, outlined plans for the regulator
The Football Governance Bill will be introduced by King Charles III and will act as a regulator to “protect the future of the football clubs in the interest of the communities and the fans”.
English clubs in the top flight are allowed to suffer losses of PS105m for three years. An independent commission determined that Everton suffered losses totalling PS124,5m from 2021-22.
Everton is now 19th on the table and two points away from safety.
Everton argues that interest on its new Bramley Moore Dock stadium, worth PS760m, was a ‘permissible add back’ in profit and sustainability calculations for the financial year 2021-22.
The commission did not agree with this claim and rejected the club’s claims of mitigation factors, such as the fact that the club was fully compliant in the Premier League for the last two years and had avoided the lucrative USM sponsorship due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
BBC Sport has learned that the Toffees will appeal the ruling and could submit the case to the Premier League as early as this week.
Byrne asked for the suspension of “all proceedings and sanctions taken by the Commission” until the regulator made its own decision.
The House condemned the unjust and grossly unfair points deducted from Everton Football Club.
“A sanction that lacks any basis in law or equity or justification of the level of sanction. Notes that sports penalties have not been used for much more serious breaches.
On Monday morning, Steve Rotheram, the mayor of Liverpool wrote to Richard Masters Premier League Chief Executive regarding the “wholly unjustified” and “unprecedented points deduction”.
Rotheram stated: “I understand and support the importance of maintaining the discipline of sport and maintaining its integrity, but it’s important to make sure that punitive actions are fair and proportionate. This punishment does not fit the crime.
I fully support the appeal of the club and urge you to adopt a softer approach, and look at alternative punishments that don’t unfairly punish the club’s players and fans. “