“Hope they crumble” – LFC fans respond as Man City are hit with two-year UCL ban

Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next two season and have been slapped with a £25million fine by UEFA.

As reported by the Guardian, the reigning Premier League champions were found to have seriously misled European football’s governing body and broken financial fair play rules.

The severity of the punishment enforced by UEFA shows that they’re not messing about when it comes to FFP. You could argue they’ve made an example of City.

The same Guardian report claims that the Citizens will seek to appeal the decision at the earliest opportunity, but you’d have to hope the European governing body stands firm.

City released a statement – which you can read in full here – that claims that they’re “disappointing but not surprised” by UEFA’s decision.

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FFP, introduced in 2011 with the aim of encouraging football clubs across Europe not to overspend on players’ wages, restricts the amount club owners can put in to cover losses – and, crucially, this is where City’s fault is.

Liverpool fans on social media have enjoyed the news as City are our closest competitors at the moments, and are only there for the bankrolling they’ve had over the years.

Here’s some of our favourite Tweets:

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