AFC Wimbledon have been slapped with a charge for breaching Football League regulations during their fraught, ill-tempered home tie against MK Dons back in September.
Wimbledon steadfastly refused to acknowledge the ‘Dons’ part of their opponents’ name, curtly referring to them as ‘Milton Keynes’ in the fixture listing on their club website while simply failing to reference them at all in the official match programme.
Little beats a good grudge match. AFC Wimbledon v Milton Keynes for me tonight. No mention of tonight’s opposition on/inside the programme pic.twitter.com/PlfBglD1Lw
— Sam Elliott (@Sam_Elliott_) September 22, 2017
Just 89 days later, the EFL have decided to charge Wimbledon for failing to treat the fixture in “a consistent and appropriate manner” after they specifically sought assurances from the club that they would do so.
This from BBC Sport:
The south-west London club are accused of ‘breaching Regulation 3’ of the EFL’s rules, which say no member should “unfairly criticise, disparage, belittle or discredit” any other club in the league.
The case is set to be heard by an independent panel, though it’s as yet unknown how Wimbledon plan to respond.
Given all that’s gone on previously, we imagine it will involve their guns and wholeheartedly sticking to them.