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Re: Saracens relegated
Posted by: AdminBTCov
Date: 21/01/2020 16:36
I think there’s a difference in that the Sugrue/Green era was financial mismanagement, certainly, but was not “deliberate and clandestine circumvention of the rules over a significant period of time” aimed at “cheating”.
I’m not sure I would necessarily take any pleasure from their relegation to the bottom rung because, as you say, there’s little doubt that “the players, coaches, physios, associated hard working staff all of which are part of the wider rugby family” have had little to do with the “financial predicament” and are entirely blameless.
As for a witch hunt. No, that’s not where I’m coming from and I know nothing about Andy Goode’s position. Nor, frankly, do I want to.
I’m just standing by my instinct that the punishment should fit the crime.
You really think that players (not to mention other staff) were not complicit - or at the very least aware - they were being paid nefariously and collectively in such a way as to exceed the salary cap?

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