How Bayern Munich reacted to Man City’s successful UEFA appeal

Man City win appeal

One of the biggest stories of 2020 has, of course, surrounded Manchester City’s European ban.

It was announced back in February that the Citizens had been banned from European competition for the next two seasons by UEFA, as well as being handed a €30m fine.

This came after the Manchester giants were found to have ‘seriously misled European football’s governing body and broken financial fair play rules’.

Man City, inevitably, went on to launch an appeal against UEFA’s decision to the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).

The hearing was delayed following the outbreak of Covid-19, though. But, after several months of waiting, City’s appeal was finally heard in June.

And, in a huge result for all associated with the Sky Blues, it was announced that the club’s European ban had been lifted, with their fine also reduced to just €10m.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Bayern chief calls for FFP to be taken more seriously

The online reaction, as showcased by the replies to Sky’s tweet detailing why City’s ban was lifted, proved pretty hostile.

But it was not just fans who were left none too pleased with the CAS’ verdict.

La Liga president Javier Tebas was quick to share his opinion on the matter, stating that ‘CAS is dead’.

And now, Oliver Kahn, who joined Bayern Munich’s board in January and will take over as their chief executive next year, has shared his thoughts on both Man City and the financial state of the game at present.

The German’s argument centered around the call for a more ‘clear’ and ‘serious’ FFP structure moving forward:

“I don’t know the situation exactly now in Man City or PSG or other clubs but I think we should take this FFP in the future more seriously.

“We need a clear structure and serious FFP so that we get more balanced competition.

 “If in the future you only have the same clubs winning the Champions League or winning, for example, the Bundesliga or Premier League or other leagues, I think it’s getting a little bit boring.

“So, I think we should do everything to get really strong FFP.”

Quotes via the Mirror.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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