Aston Villa, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday fans react to reports Steve Gibson is demanding EFL investigation into trio's financial conduct

Steve Gibson, Middlesbrough chairman looks on from the stands during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Manchester United at Riverside Stadium on March 19, 2017 in...

The Middlesbrough owner is said to be furious with Aston Villa, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

Steve Gibson, Middlesbrough chairman looks on from the stands during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Manchester United at Riverside Stadium on March 19, 2017 in...

Fans of Aston Villa, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are reacting to reports the Middlesbrough owner is demanding an English Football League investigation into the trio's financial conduct.

The Telegraph claims Steve Gibson has arranged a special meeting of all Championship clubs for a week on Wednesday, insisting that Villa, Derby and Wednesday are attempting to bypass the new profitability and sustainability regulations by unfair means.

 

The newspaper adds that Gibson is "furious" Middlesbrough have sold £40 million worth of players to balance the books, while other clubs "manipulate the rules" by allocating some of their costs to avoid potential sanctions.

Interestingly, Aston Villa, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are three of the clubs currently competing with Boro for a play-off place.

Middlesbrough Manager Tony Pulis during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park, Birmingham on Saturday 16th March 2019.

And Gibson's alleged complaint comes just weeks after his side - who have received Premier League parachute payments in each of the last two campaigns - dropped out of the top six for the first time all season.

This is what's being said in response to The Telegraph's report on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sour grapes? Or does the Middlesbrough owner have a point about Aston Villa, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday?

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