Andros Townsend Reacts After Hearing Everton Have Suffered Second Points Deduction

Luton Town winger Andros Townsend has weighed in on the Premier League’s decision to dock Everton a further two points, following the club’s breach of financial regulations.

The Merseyside club was informed of their punishment on Monday, subsequent to exceeding the Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR) threshold. Everton reportedly surpassed the permitted £105 million expenditure over three seasons by £16.6 million. Townsend, who joined Everton in July 2021, reuniting with former manager Rafael Benitez, expressed his views on the matter.

Despite Townsend’s arrival at Goodison Park with high expectations, his tenure at Everton was marred by limited playing time, featuring in only 27 matches. Persistent injuries hindered his progress, prompting his move to Kenilworth Road, where he has now found consistency.

In a statement to BBC Radio 5 Live, Townsend shared his sentiments regarding his former club’s latest deduction. He stated, “For me, I think it makes a mockery of the Premier League. I’m not advocating for teams to receive deductions or point restorations, but when charges are announced, there needs to be certainty.”

He further questioned the process, suggesting a more direct approach to resolving such issues. “If there is an appeals committee, why doesn’t the Premier League proceed as follows: ‘We present our case, Everton you present yours, and let’s go straight to the appeals committee.’ The current procedure of one charge leading to a singular points deduction lacks coherence,” Townsend emphasized.