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The Premier League is sued by the last champion of English football for financial fair play

The Premier League is sued by the last champion of English football for financial fair play

According to the English newspaper The TimesManchester City began “unprecedented legal action” against the Premier League that “could dramatically alter the landscape of professional football.”

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“There is no better defense than a good attack,” says a popular saying of the soccer. AND Manchester Citycharged with 115 counts of breaching the financial fair play of the Premier Leaguewent on the offensive with legal actions against the English league for the rule that regulates transactions between clubs and companies of the same owner.

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“He Manchester City has taken unprecedented legal action against the Premier League, in a dispute that has unleashed a civil war in the top flight of English football. Monday’s hearing could dramatically alter the landscape of professional football and have a significant impact on the 115 alleged violations of the Manchester City to the regulations and financial standards of the Premier League”, reported exclusively in the British newspaper The Times.

The Citizensas stated in this medium, “sued the Premier League for damages, arguing that the league’s democratic system, which requires at least 14 clubs (two-thirds of those voting) to implement rule changes, gives the majority an unacceptable level of control.” Likewise, they accuse rival clubs of “discrimination against Gulf owners.”

Manchester City against the rest of the clubs

In that sense, the club argues that “the rules introduced two and a half years ago are restrictive and anti-competitive.” Although the dispute, advanced by The Timeswill be resolved after a two-week private arbitration hearing that will begin next Monday, this medium reports that “the Manchester City He filed his lawsuit on February 16 and the Premier League informed its member clubs in March that a June 10 hearing date had been set.”

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The concern in the rest of the clubs in the Premier League It is double. “His rivals believe that what he is doing is Manchester City will in fact destroy competitiveness by allowing clubs with super-rich owners to spend unlimited amounts of money on their squads and infrastructure and overturn the rules of the Financial Fair Play.

In addition to the impact it could have on the Premier League as a tournament, the clubs fear that the demand for Manchester City “It could also be key to the outcome of the hearing into their 115 alleged infractions between 2009 and 2023, with sponsorship agreements financed by companies linked to Abu Dhabi, central to the accusations against them,” he added. The Times.

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