Manchester City can and will be banned by Uefa… it’s no stitch-up

YOU can hear the angry moaning from Manchester City fans already.

It’s not fair. It’s a stitch-up, a conspiracy. Anyway, Financial Fair Play is illegal. They cannot touch us.

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But they can. And, it seems, they will.

If Uefa follow through with the clear threat to ban City from the Champions League, Europe’s governing body will prove they have teeth.

Yes, Uefa are on the point of giving the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich — backed by Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal — what they are demanding.

The way some of these clubs behave, to hear them crying “foul” is hypocritical at best.

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But given City have not denied the authenticity of ANY of the documents that have pointed the finger at them, it is hard to argue they did not know exactly what they were doing when they tried to get round FFP  rules.

Had City declared they did not accept the legitimacy of FFP, that they were going to challenge it legally and so were simply going to ignore it, they might have had more of a case.

There is a legitimate grievance. FFP was set up to keep the established order top of the pile.

However, European Law gives sport the right to set its own rules.

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