Why are Barnsley getting a say in the Wigan points deduction hearing? I get they are affected but what are they going to say ‘yeah, ok we’ll go down instead’. I really feel for Wigan’s fans because what has happened to their club is a disgrace BUT they don’t have a leg to stand on re COVID force majeure as their owner bought them 3 months into lockdown UK and 6 months into the pandemic! If the league remove the penalty they are also admitting their own failings in the whole Wigan affair and putting themselves in the untenable position of not being fit for purpose. The whole situation is a farce but the deduction must stand. What should be happening is Sheff Wed and Derby being demoted for their financial misdealings and Wigan and Charlton staying up instead of them but that’s another story.