The decision of the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) to finally not sanction Manchester City in terms of depriving him of playing the Champions League for the next two seasons for having failed to comply with the rules of the Financial Fair Play continues to raise controversy. The last to rule on this matter has been Jose Mourinho, who described the decision as “disgrace and disaster”, although arguing that he is not charging against Manchester City itself, but against the verdict.
“If you are guilty, they have to kick you out of the competition. I am nobody to know if they are guilty or not. My criticisms go to the decision. If Manchester City is not guilty, being fined a few million is a disgrace. If you are not guilty, they do not punish you and if you are, they would have to suspend you. In any case, it is a disaster. I’m not saying they are guilty, but if you are not, you don’t pay anything, not a single pound, “said Mourinho after learning that Manchester City’s veto of being out of European competitions for two years is lifted, although it is punished with 10 million euros for not having cooperated in the investigation.
Mourinho pointed out that after this decision, that of the rules of the Financial Fair Play ceases to make sense. “Now we are talking about Manchester City, but before they were other clubs in similar situations and we already know how everything ended. So I think the best thing is to open the doors and let everyone enjoy it. Do it at least freely ”, added the Portuguese coach.