A Football Disciplinary Commission (FDC) has ruled that Blackpool are to be deducted three points, to be suspended for the next two seasons, for failing to fulfil the club’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Huddersfield Town on 2nd May 2015. The Seasiders were also required to pay the costs of the hearing.
An application from The Football League for Blackpool to be required to pay compensation to Huddersfield supporters of equivalent value to the club’s gate receipts from away ticket sales was rejected by the three-man Commission. The FDC ruled that the game’s abandonment affected law-abiding supporters of both clubs equally. It would therefore be unfair to favour the interests of one group of supporters over the other.
The FDC will publish its full written reasons in due course.