With 115 charges for financial breaches still lingering over them, Man City have been accused of taking £30 million from a mystery sponsor and fans aren’t remotely surprised.
Pep Guardiola’s side completed a historic treble by lifting the Champions League at the Ataturk Stadium earlier this month, but for many, a dark cloud hangs over their achievements.
The news came as little shock to supporters, who were equally unsurprised by the latest development from a YouTube film released on Thursday night.
The makers of the production titled “Britain’s biggest football scandal?” obtained a 2020 UEFA report detailing two mystery instalments of £15 million listed as sponsorship payments.
It is the latest in a long line of reports of financial misdemeanours at the Etihad and it is fair to say that Liverpool fans did not have to disclose their bewilderment….
More fake sponsors for Man City https://t.co/Le3s3BHHds
— lp (@laplfc) June 29, 2023
Surprise surprise – sadly nothing will come of this
— Morne Patterson (@Morne_Patterson) June 30, 2023
@SwissRamble any chance of doing a piece on how much man city and chelsea earned in price money from cheating financially.
— PJ (@talkingpj) June 30, 2023
Surly man city could pay for their fans to go to the game with the 30 million they got from unamed source in saudi
— European Royalty 6 Times. (@6_times_royalty) June 29, 2023
What? Really? Man City? Cheating? Nahhh that’s not their style, they’re a club for the people!! https://t.co/V0WeI0oeZw
— ®? (@RMI_LFC) June 30, 2023
— Chris D (@Chris_Doddsey) June 30, 2023
The financial landscape of football, the cheating, the 115 charges on Man City, the Saudis, the oil clubs. It all makes me fall out of love with football a bit. THIS team will always be magical to me. Built in the purest way possible. So grateful I got to experience it?? #LFC pic.twitter.com/EUgAHKnG6K
— Erik Bjorge (@bjorge_erik) June 29, 2023
Britain's Biggest Football Scandal!
— soulrebelno1 ? ?? ?? ? ? ?? ?? (@soulrebelno1) June 30, 2023
The extent of Man City‘s punishment for the breaches, if any, remains to be seen.
Relegation would be nice, wouldn’t it? Let’s dream big.