Queen’s Park Rangers must be docked 10 points: Ex-FA chief

May 4th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 4 (ANI): Former Football Association boss Mark Palios has said that Lakshmi Mittal owned Queen’s Park Rangers must be docked at least 10 points if they are found guilty of breaking transfer rules.

Palios reckons football’s chiefs need to make an example of the club over their signing of Argentine Alejandro Faurlin in 2009.

“Following the Carlos Tevez affair it is necessary for a statement to be made and, if QPR are found guilty, it should be 10 points or more,” The Sun quoted him, as saying.

“There are precedents about fielding an ineligible player, ranging from a small points deduction for clerical errors around the transfer window to more serious situations.

“This is more serious than a minor clerical error so a points deduction is almost certain. QPR have also been charged with seeking to make illegal payments to unauthorised agents and Luton lost 10 points for doing that,” Palios added.

An independent hearing began yesterday into FA charges brought against QPR over the 3.5 million pounds purchase of Faurlin from Instituto de Cordoba.

But with a verdict not due until Friday, the Championship play-offs could be thrown into chaos if champions QPR launch a legal challenge. (ANI)

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