Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Saracens accept sanctions
I'd like to think so, but I doubt it will happen.
If it is true that the independent panel accepted that the club have “not deliberately sought to circumvent the regulations” - then the £5m+ fine and 35 point deduction remains, for me, utterly draconian and vindictive.
It seems that the club has, however, decided to accept the punishment in the hope that both they and the English domestic game can move on.
There will still be those who will continue to bang on about "systematic cheating" and demand that Sarries be stripped of their titles won. Perhaps, however, those people should start looking closer to home before making such demands.
And, Saracens being such a close-knit bunch, it wouldn't surprise me at all if their England contingent decided to put club before country this coming Six Nations to try to help ensure Premiership survival.