Middlesbrough fans have taken to Twitter to respond to Boro chairman Steve Gibson submitting a formal complaint to the EFL over the financial accounts of Derby, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday.
The Englishman has asked for three of Boro’s rivals to have their finances examined by the league, per Daily Telegraph.
The reason for this is because Gibson believes these clubs are breaking new sustainability rules that have seen the Teesiders have to sell stars – such as Adama Traore and Ben Gibson (Steve’s nephew) – to ensure Middlesbrough balance the books.
Gibson believes that the clubs he has picked out are breaching financial regulations and as a result he wants all clubs accounts to be made available to every club in the EFL.
The letter has made an impact and a meeting is set to be held on the 24th of April, with representatives from every Championship club present.
Boro fans have responded on Twitter to their chairman’s plea with many thinking he should focus on turning the club around.
I can see why he might be annoyed, however we have more underlining issues at our own club. The manager been one, the recruitment been another. Let’s get our own club in order before looking at others. I mean if we were in the top 2 would this even be in question I think not
— YOUAREMYBORO ?????????????? (@THEREALBORO) April 16, 2019
He wouldn’t ask for teams to be punished by something he knows he’s breached so we definitely have not done anything wrong
— Brandon Fleming (@BFleming7922) April 16, 2019
Good for you Steve. ???
— smj (@ilesjv) April 16, 2019
This is a bit pathetic. Boro have obviously bent the rules in the past and are one of the highest spenders this year. Gibson knows he cant compete next year due to st collapse so is trying to hinder other teams. He wouldnt have complained if we were top 2
— Marcus (@EmptyKnee) April 16, 2019
Pride Park sold for almost the exact same amount as Derby’s operating loss according to their accounts. That’s a coincidence.
— Neil (@capecodboro) April 16, 2019
Maybe not hiring a ‘Tony Pulis’ will come in as new rule until then it’s got nowt to do with ffp . We all need to operate by the same rules .
— simon priestley (@Northernheat123) April 16, 2019