London, Feb. 14 (EFE) .- Manchester City was ‘disappointed, but not surprised’ after learning about the penalty that UEFA has imposed on not playing European competitions for the next two seasons and announced that it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration (TAS).
The English club will not be able to play European competitions corresponding to the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons, in addition to having received a fine of 30 million euros for ‘committing serious infringements’ in UEFA’s licensing regulations and financial limits .
In a statement sent to the media, Manchester City has claimed to be ‘disappointed, but not surprised’ at this sanction.RELATED
“The club has always longed for the main need to seek an independent body and process to deal impartially with the whole body of irrefutable evidence to support its position,” explains the City.
‘In December 2018, the UEFA Chief Investigator publicly anticipated the result and the penalty he intended to impose on Manchester City, even before beginning any type of investigation. The subsequent process, defective and constantly leaked by UEFA, which he himself supervised left little doubt about what the final outcome would be. The Club submitted a formal complaint to the UEFA disciplinary body, a complaint that was validated by a TAS ‘ruling.
The English team complains that it has been a ‘case initiated by UEFA, processed by UEFA and tried by UEFA’.
“With this discriminatory process now concluded, the Club will try to get an impartial trial as quickly as possible and, therefore, will first initiate proceedings before the Sports Arbitration Court as soon as possible.” EFE