Man City Risks Relegation To League Two After UEFA Ban

By Carlos Onyango / February 15, 2020 | 11:50 am




Manchester woes are likely to continue after they were banned from UEFA champion’s league as the Premier League could also deduct their points or expel them from the League.

UEFA cracked the whip on Man City on February 14, 2020, saying that the English club has been violating rules of Financial Fair Play, hence the team was banned from participating in the UEFA competition for two years (Seasons) plus a fine of 30 million Euros.

The English Premier League will be forced to add sanctions of their own to Man City since the League abides to some of the UEFA FFP rules.

According to the Premier League officials, Pep Guardiola’s side will not be spared and they risk being relegated to the lower tier or some of their points being deducted.

“While no one sees an expulsion from the Premier League as likely, the Football League has recently changed their rules so that any club in that situation must start again in League Two.” Miguel Delaney, a PL official wrote.

Even though Man City are second placed in the premier league with 22 points behind leaders Liverpool, the news will not affect the title race, but will be of help to the other teams behind the sky blues.

Man City’s ban would mean that the fifth-placed team in the Premier League will get a chance to play in the UEFA champion’s league since only the top four teams are allowed to participate in the League.

It seems like it has been a good season for the Reds as their close rivals are just meeting barriers every now and again.

It does not look real but should Man City be relegated to League Two, the big names in the club are probably going to sink with their ship too.

Man City however wrote that they will appeal the verdict passed by the UEFA body stating that they were disappointed by the decision but not surprised.

“Manchester City is disappointed but not surprised by today’s announcement by the UEFA Adjudicatory Chamber. The Club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body and process to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence in support of its position,” wrote on their post.

“Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this prejudicial process now over, the Club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will, therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity.”







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