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Football League World’s Sheffield Wednesday fan pundit Edward Marsh has suggested that owner Dejphon Chansiri has to shoulder some of the blame for the misconduct charges leveled at the club.
Wednesday were charged with financial misconduct by the EFL relating to the sale of Hillsborough to Chansiri to help them stay within financial fair play regulations.
The Owls have argued that they consulted EFL officials and were given permission to make the sale, and are now threatening action of their own.
Some reports have suggested that the Yorkshire club could face a 21-point deduction, however, Marsh has suggested those should be taken with a pinch of salt.
He said: “I think you have to read every report with a bit of scepticism.
“I have seen a variety of possible repercussions and sanctions mentioned–some far more severe than others. At the minute you just have to keep faith that the club know what they’re doing.”
Wednesday are facing potential sanctions and it is thought that Chansiri could receive a ban from the EFL.
Marsh has indicated that he believes some of the blame does fall at the Owls owner’s door.
When asked if he blamed Chansiri, he said: “Yes and no. No-one can say he isn’t fully invested in this club.
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“He has pumped millions into the club without any real reward so far–and without financial fair play regulations it doesn’t look like that would change.
“However, you’ve got to look at either the lack of advice or the ignorance to that advice, given to Chansiri.
“He looks to have made some silly and, more importantly fatal, mistakes. This carelessness to the rules and regulations of the EFL must fall on Chansiri’s shoulders.”
On the pitch, Wednesday have been in fantastic form under Garry Monk and have climbed up into the Championship top six.