Addicks may sue Irons
Following Dave Whelan's public complaints about the verdict delivered by the league's independent commission on Friday, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore travelled to Wigan yesterday in an attempt to pacify the Latics' chairman.
However, the Mail quotes a 'senior official at one of the clubs' warning: 'It is within the Premier League rules to challenge the decision and we will be looking at it. They said it was a serious breach of rule U18 and, according to the rules, that should carry a points deduction.'
I think this could be as big a mistake as the attempt to challenge the Sankofa suspension, with the main beneficiaries being lawyers who will collect the substantial fees involved.
I know from my work with lawyers that there are some decisions that courts are very reluctant to take on and want to get rid of as soon as possible (a subject we were discussing in another context only last week). The courts are unlikely to want to pursue this very far and are likely to say that any rule is subject to an element of discretion in its application.