READING FC fan group Sell Before We Dai has released a statement after the club was hit with their latest points deduction from the EFL.
The Royals have now lost four points in total this season, and 16 points in total under the current ownership.
The punishment was announced after the club failed to make the 125% deposit of the club’s forecast monthly wage bill, as requested by the EFL in August.
Sell Before We Dai spokesperson Nick Houlton said: “The hard work by the team and others at the club is being undermined by Dai Yongge’s continued failure to resolve the club’s affairs. Today’s announcement is a kick in the teeth for the team, staff and fans alike.
“To breach these conditions immediately indicates serious liquidity issues going forward. We urge Dai to step up his search for a new owner and listen to offers.
“Only last month, the EFL specifically called out Dai Yongge, saying it was extremely frustrated at the consistent failures under his ownership.
“Points deductions and transfer embargoes punish fans, not owners. We urge the EFL to concentrate on personally holding Dai Yongge to account for his continued mismanagement of the club.
“As for the new season, we now find ourselves in the relegation zone as a result of one person’s repeated failure to manage the club’s affairs properly.”