LaLiga president explains why UEFA had no choice but to ban Man City

Date published: Friday 14th February 2020 9:33

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has voiced his opinion that UEFA banning Manchester City from European competition is a positive sign for football.

Man City discovered on Friday that they would not be allowed to compete in the Champions League or Europa League in either of the next two seasons, having breached UEFA’s financial fair play regulations.

The ban begins from the 2020-21 season and is coupled with a fine of €30m for breaching FFP regulations and misleading UEFA.

UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body have found City guilty of “overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016”.

The decision has prompted an array of reaction from across the football world – with LaLiga chief Tebas supporting the decision.

“UEFA is finally taking decisive action,” he tweeted. “Enforcing the rules of financial fair play and punishing financial doping is essential for the future of football.

“For years we have been calling for severe action against Manchester City… we finally have a good example of action and hope to see more. Better late than never.”

Man City intend to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.



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