Middlesbrough Chairman Steve Gibson has launched quite a controversial demand that the EFL looks into the financial conduct of three Championship clubs.
Those being questioned by Gibson are Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby. According to The Telegraph, he is insisting that they’ve attempted to bypass new profitability and sustainability laws. As a result, a meeting has been arranged for all Championship clubs to attend on the 24th April.
However, Villa fans seem to have laughed off the accusations, with one individual calling Gibson jealous.
Another supporter labelled the Boro Chairman a grass whilst one fan claimed he was clutching at straws. One further member of the Villa Park faithful insisted that Gibson’s accusations were a result of their underperformance, hoping their play-off rivals would get a points deduction.
Aston Villa are currently one of the teams in the box seat for a play-off place, sitting in fifth, five points ahead of Boro who are a place outside the top six.
Dean Smith’s men have been on a tremendous run of form and seem to be timing their bid for promotion just at the right time having won eight games on the bounce.
Here’s the best of the reaction to Gibson’s demands on Twitter.
Only cause Middlesbrough are underperforming and he’s hoping we get a points deduction
— Lord Steer (@LSTEER12) April 15, 2019
Clutching at straws to try and hide the fact they’ve bottled it
— ????? (@ConorAVFC_) April 15, 2019
— minxnicki (@minxnicki) April 15, 2019
The only breach he needs to concentrate on is the one in his defence every time we play them! #avfc
— Mike Coles (@Coles78_UTV) April 16, 2019
— Charlie (@cetheridge9) April 15, 2019
Wasnt asking for this 8weeks ago when his side where sitting 5th
— ryan higgins (@ryan_higgins) April 16, 2019
Awww. The desperate way to try and sneak into the playoff spots without earning it. That’s cute.
— Mark Woodley (@markusthegreek) April 16, 2019
— Patch (@garypatchett) April 15, 2019
— Sam McAllister (@SupersizedSam) April 15, 2019