...the commission was also concerned about the potential effect of any decision on the top of the league.Well then, I guess that clears everything up.
That is because West Ham play Manchester United in their last game of the season on Sunday.
When the decision was taken on what punishment to apply over the two Argentine World Cup stars being owned by a third party, the title race was still in the balance.
And the Premier League commission feared a possible backlash from Chelsea had West Ham entered the final fixture at Old Trafford already relegated because of a points deduction.
There were worries that last season’s champions may have claimed that the commission had interfered with the destination of the Premiership.
What lay behind the West Ham decision [BBC]