Woah — we have some major developments in the world of soccer.
Manchester City is facing expulsion out of the English Premier League after the club has been hit with allegations of over 100 financial violations.
Other punishments that City could potentially be hit with are a points deduction, spending limits, transfer bans and they could even be stripped of prior championships.
The investigation into the Citizens has been going on for a total of four years.
Now, the English Premier League let their findings be known after publishing them on their official website, and the news is damning for Manchester City, who claimed they were “surprised” in a statement.
At the current time, City has only been charged, but if they’re found guilty, they will not have the opportunity to put in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The punishments that the independent commission could impose on Manchester City: pic.twitter.com/CsDzCmJ7PF
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 6, 2023
Manchester City was hit with charges after allegedly violating financial rules from 2009-2018, and they also received charges for not cooperating and handing over documents that were required from the 2018-19 to 2022-23 seasons.
Launched in December 2018, the Premier League investigation began after German website Der Spiegel published leaked documents.
Legal chiefs of the English Premier League believe that Manchester City covered up where they were getting their revenue from by claiming that they were sponsors when in reality they were being funded by the club’s owners out of Abu Dhabi. [(RELATED: Here’s What Americans Are Eating For Super Bowl Sunday (With Some Shocker Upsets)]
Holy cow … what a massive situation we have here, though it’s hard to believe City will actually be kicked out of the EPL.