UEFA's sanction prohibits City from participating in any European competitions for the next two seasons and includes a €30 million (£24.9m) fine for "serious breaches" of Financial Fair Play regulations.
Unsurprisingly, there has been plenty of fallout and reaction in the wake of this huge punishment laid down by UEFA.
ESPN senior writer Gabriele Marcotti has addressed the nuts and bolts of the issue in this excellently informative Q+A, which covers everything you need to know about the ban and what might happen next.
✅ Marcotti Q+A highlights
- What has Manchester CIty done wrong?
- Will the decision be appealed and how long will that take?
- How does the ruling affect Man City's Premier League position?
- With two seasons of lost Champions League revenue, does City stand to lose Pep and a host of key players?
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Staying with Twitter, ff you are interested in the financial nitty-gritty, Get French Football News has released an interesting thread on the matter.
A mention for Mediapart & the rest of the EIC network whose reporting in late 2018 paved the way for UEFA’s monumental ruling this evening to ban Manchester City from the Champions’ League for 2 seasons. It is good old-fashioned journalism that forced UEFA into taking action. https://t.co/VbDJmR5xPK— Get French Football News (@GFFN) February 14, 2020
This groundbreaking decision by UEFA is clearly producing more questions than answers at the moment but it's clear that plenty is about to change at Manchester City.
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