Manchester City barely took a handful of minutes after learning about the two-year penalty without playing European competition that UEFA has imposed on it. Very hard in the message and in the forms, the official statement of the club says:
“Manchester City is disappointed, but not surprised by today’s announcement from the UEFA Chamber. The club has always requested the need to seek an independent body and an impartial procedure.
In December 2018, UEFA’s head of investigation publicly anticipated the result and the penalty he intended to send to Manchester City, even before any investigation began. The subsequent UEFA process was defective and constantly leaked left little doubt of its outcome. The club has formally complained to the UEFA disciplinary body, a claim validated by the Sports Arbitration Court.
Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, processed by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this harmful process now over, the club will seek an impartial trial as quickly as possible and, therefore, in the first instance, will begin the necessary proceedings before the Court of Sports Arbitration as soon as possible. .