Manchester City facing Premier League points penalty after being banned from Champions League
The defending English champions were on Friday night given the unprecedented sanction of a two-year ban from the Champions League and €30m fine, after UEFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber found the club had overstated its sponsorship revenue in accounts submitted to the European governing body between 2012 and 2016.
Sources according to The Independent say that this will force the Premier League to act because of their own licensing which follows on from UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Independent reports that Premier League committees had already discussed possible punishments for City if they were handed a ban by UEFA, with a points deduction now seen as “highly likely”.
So far Manchester City have said they will fight to have the ban overturned, reports claim this wouldn’t be the case with any Premier League punishment because of the specific situation.
How this will play out eventually, we can only wait and see. But if this happens, it’s going to be a big blow for the club- the coaches, players, and the fans.