The ‘Big 6’ of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL), excluding Manchester City, are hoping for Manchester City’s exit.
According to British media Sky Sports on the morning of the 8th (Korean time), Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur want to expel Manchester City for violating EPL financial rules. They are known to strongly insist that if Manchester City’s financial violations are found to be true, they should be expelled from the EPL. In the EPL, the strong Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are classified as the Big 6. Manchester City, in particular, has risen to the top of the EPL six times over the past 11 years, significantly outperforming the Big Six competition.
On the 6th, the EPL Secretariat issued a statement and referred it to an independent committee, saying that Manchester City had violated the majority rule. According to Sky Sports, Manchester City committed 101 financial rule violations from the 2009-2010 season to the 2017-2018 season. Manchester City did not provide the EPL secretariat with accurate information to determine the club’s financial status, such as sponsorship revenue and management expenses. It is also found that the contracts with managers and players must include full details of remuneration and the European Football Federation (UEFA) financial fair play regulations. In addition, charges of not cooperating faithfully with the investigation, which began in December 2018, were also added. 안전놀이터
If Manchester City’s allegations are found to be true, the Independent Committee may impose disciplinary action, including suspension of league play, point reduction, replay, recommendation for expulsion, cancellation or denial of player registration, and fines. Manchester City was banned from participating in the competition for two seasons in 2020 by UEFA on similar charges, but appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and won. Manchester City again asked for help from lawyer Rod Panic KC, who was in charge of the defense at the time.