‘UEFA is finally taking decisive action… better late than never’: La Liga chief Javier Tebas hits out at Manchester City after UEFA hand Premier League club TWO YEAR European football ban
- La Liga President Javier Tebas expressed delight at Manchester City’s UEFA ban
- City were handed a stunning two-year ban from the Champions league
- The Premier League side were punished for Financial Fair Play breaches
- Tebas has spoken out against the big spending City and Paris Saint-Germain
La Liga President Javier Tebas has hit out at big spending Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain after the Premier League club were handed a two-year European football ban on Friday.
City learnt their fate from a year-long investigation that they will be barred from UEFA competitions for two seasons and fined 30million euros (£25m) after UEFA deemed they had committed ‘serious breaches’ of financial regulations between 2012 and 2016.
And Tebas, a staunch opponent of the free spending European clubs, expressed his delight in seeing City punished.
La Liga President Javier Tebas has welcomed Manchester City’s two-year ban from UEFA
UEFA took unprecedented action against City after deeming that City had breached FFP rules
Posting to Twitter, the La Liga chief said: ‘UEFA is finally taking decisive action, 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 and Paris Saint-Germain. We finally have a good example of action and hope to see more. Better late than never.’
The reigning Premier League champions have stated they will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the hope that the governing body will overturn the decision.
Tebas posted on Twitter that financial doping must be punished as he hit out at City and PSG
The Spaniard shared his thoughts on City’s punishment to his followers on Friday night
Former City forward Rodney Marsh has speculated that owner Sheikh Mansour could walk away from the club if the ban stands.
‘If this decision is upheld it would not surprise me to see owner Sheikh Mansour sell the club,’ he tweeted.
‘He has been superb for City and this is a huge kick in the balls….. I wouldn’t blame him.’
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