Jurgen Klopp emphasizes that Manchester City’s European escape ban was “not a good day for football.”
‘It’s not a good day for football’: Jurgen Klopp SLAMS Manchester City’s European spell escapes, suggesting ‘the richest clubs and countries can do what they want’ – but claims it will help Liverpool keep the Premier League title
- Jurgen Klopp has rejected the decision to overturn the European ban on Man City
- City’s two-year ban was overturned by CAS after appealing UEFA’s verdict
- The German supported the concept of FFP, but was disappointed by the decision
Jurgen Klopp rejected the decision of the Sport’s Arbitration to overturn Manchester City’s two-year European ban on Monday, as it was “not a good day for football.”
UEFA initially gave City a European ban for violating FFP rules, but City appealed to the Arbitration Court for Sport and subsequently had the ban revoked. A fine of € 30 million (£ 27 million) imposed on City was also reduced to € 10 million (£ 9 million).
The ruling left Klopp bewildered, with the Liverpool boss claiming that the wealthiest clubs and countries ‘can do what they want’.
Jurgen Klopp has rejected the decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-year European ban
Pep Guardiola was elated Monday after Manchester City’s European ban was overturned
“I don’t think it was a good football day yesterday,” Klopp said at his news conference on Tuesday.
“FFP is a good idea. It’s there to protect teams and the competition so that no one spends too much and has to ensure that the money they want to spend is based on the right sources. ‘
Klopp personally admitted that he would rather have City in the Champions League next season because of the number of games it presents for their rivals, but remained disappointed but decided.
Sports email understands that any challenge to UEFA’s judgment before the Swiss Federal Courts is ‘unlikely’.
CAS released their verdict Monday morning, saying, “ Most of the alleged breaches reported by the CFCB (UEFA’S Club Financial Control Body) Justice Council were not established or barred.
City can now participate in the Champions League again next season after the verdict
Since the allegations of unfair concealment of equity financing were clearly more important violations than obstructing the CFCB investigations, it was inappropriate to prohibit participation in UEFA club competitions for not participating in MCFC in the investigations of the CFCB alone. ”
A City statement read: “Although Manchester City and its legal advisors have not yet reviewed the full judgment of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the club welcomes the implications of today’s ruling as confirmation of the club’s position and evidence that it could present.
“The Club would like to thank the panel members for their dedication and the proper process they have managed.”
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