Latest twist in Saracens salary cap scandal threatens a descent into pure farce | Robert Kitson

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The Saracens salary cap scandal has already deeply damaged the domestic league – but it now appears the worst is yet to come for the club, its players, and the game as a whole

What a mess. Not only for Saracens, currently neck-deep in a reputational slurry pit of their own making, but for everyone involved. And, talking to those at the heart of the onrushing scandal, there remains plenty more to come. Ordeur, ordeur! Saracens playing in the Championship next season is barely the half of it.

Consider, for example, the collateral damage that has already been done to English league rugby. Now triple it. If Saracens really have been operating over the salary cap this season by as much as £2 million – having already been fined £5.36 million and deducted 35 league points for breaching the cap for the previous three seasons – the situation is truly farcical. Talk about bare-faced cheek as well as brazen cheques.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2020/jan/17/saracens-salary-cap-scandal-threatens-farce under the title “Latest twist in Saracens salary cap scandal threatens a descent into pure farce | Robert Kitson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.