West Ham appeal hit by injunction- 27 Nov 2008 00:00:00
West Ham has been hit by a setback in their case against a compensation claim by Sheffield United in the Carlos Tevez affair after the latter club were granted a temporary injunction stopping any appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
An independent tribunal ruled that Tevez was not eligible to play for West Ham at the end of the 2006-2007 season and that the London club should pay a compensation fee to United who it was deemed were relegated from the Premier League as a result of the situation.
The Hammers wanted CAS to hear an appeal in the case but Sheffield United claim the court does not have jurisdiction to do so.
West Ham have requested an appeal against the temporary injunction, while United will seek a permanent order next year.
‘On the totality of the evidence, we have no doubt that West Ham would have secured at least three fewer points over the 2006/7 season if Carlos Tevez had not been playing for the club,’ the judgement read.
Sheffield United are expected to claim up to £30m from West Ham, but this will be assessed at a future arbitration hearing in private.