Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona


Bartomeu is clear on which part is in the UEFA sanction against Manchester City

Published:18/02/2020 - 18:56h

Updated:18/02/2020 - 18:56h

Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona, ​​spoke on Tuesday about UEFA's controversial sanction against Manchester City

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This Tuesday, took place the delivery of the XIV International Prize of Journalism Manuel Vázquez Montalbán -whose victorious was Jorge Valdano- in an act in which Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the FC Barcelona, pronounced on several subjects as they can be the controversial indictments to the club of difamar to players and opositores to the current managerial or the sanction of the UEFA to the Manchester City.

It is necessary to remember, about last subject, that the UEFA did official does some days a hard reprimand against the group directed by Pep Guardiola that it punishes him with two years of exclusion of European competitions -including, of course, the Champions League​- and 30 million euros of fine. The resolution still is slope of the process of appeal, but Bartomeu has clear his posture to support the investigation of the infringements.

"We want to claim the model of club that has the Barça. It is this model that Manolo explained constantly in his articles, writings and interviews. It is a club in which there are traditions, property of 144.000 partners, and is a club in which the democratic principles and the freedom of expression carry very inside. It is a club carried with rigour, from always", remembered the president culé, that later would appreciate to the UEFA his work.

The words of Bartomeu seem clearly oriented to support the sanction to the Manchester City. "In this sense, we appreciate to the UEFA that in these last years have been so safe to do the follow-up of the Fair Play Financial. In the Barça have gone it following and have regularly investigations or do meetings in the UEFA to explain how are doing it. From here we want to give the support to the UEFA by all the good that does in the football", sentenced.

The sanction to the Manchester City

The past Friday, the UEFA specified that the Room of Adjudications of his Camera of Financial Control of the clubs has determined, after the analysis of all the proofs, that committed by part of the Manchester City grave infringements of the rule when exaggerating the income of sponsorship in the balances presented between 2012 and 2016.

The decision of the agents is firm, but is subject to an appeal to the Court of Sportive Arbitration (TAS), that could go back to listen the arguments of both parts and reconducir a delicate situation for the club 'cityzen'. The still champion of the Premier League answered this same day with an official communiqué, ensuring that it will head to an upper instance and that feels pursued by a process followed without justice.

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