Man City faces severe fines after the International Court of Arbitration (CAS) said it rejected the British champion’s appeal of the UEFA decision regarding the request to investigate allegations of violations of Financial Fair Law (FFP).
Earlier, Man City reacted violently when the team was transferred to the trial room of the club’s financial control committee by the UEFA investigation department in May. The team then announced it would appeal to CAS, but the sports court on November 15 rejected Man City’s initial appeal. In a statement, CAS said that Man City did not fully comply with the legal procedures before appeal.
The CAS decision means that Man City failed to try to prevent UEFA from investigating allegations related to the provision of false financial information. With this allegation, CAS said that City’s appeal was unacceptable. The investigating department also recommended that Man City be fined by UEFA. Penalties may include being banned from Champions League, transfer or a fine.
According to AFP, the investigation for Man City was based on leaked emails published last year by German magazine Der Spiegel as part of the “Football Leaks” website. The latest move makes Man City fans quite worried when their team can be severely punished for violating FFP this time. Because in 2014, the team that was currently coached by coach Pep Guardiola violated financial laws, leading to a fine of nearly £ 50 million, before being reduced by about two-thirds with a commitment not to violate FFP.
In August, the Manchester team temporarily suspended the transfer ban due to violations of the principle of transferring young players (under 18). In this season, City are facing a huge challenge in the journey to protect the Premier League title when losing 1-3 to the top team Liverpool in the last 12 round, causing them to fall to the second position. 4, inferior to the “Red Devils” in Merseyside to 9 points (25 compared to 34).
In the Champions League this season, the Etihad team are leading Group C with 10 points after 4 rounds, 5 points behind Shakhtar Donetsk.