‘RIP FFP’ trends on Twitter as fans suggest UEFA’s spending restrictions are DEAD after Manchester City’s ban is lifted… but European football chiefs are adamant it will continue
Following the news of Manchester City’s successful appeal against their two-year Champions League ban, rival fans were left more than fuming at the decision.
And that was certainly highlighted when ‘RIP FFP’ was spotted trending on Twitter with rival fans claiming that UEFA’s spending restrictions were dead after City’s European ban was lifted.
Pep Guardiola and everyone associated with City breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday morning as the verdict was heard, meaning they are free to continue competing against Europe’s elite.
Pep Guardiola breathed a huge sigh of relief as Manchester City’s European ban was lifted
Gary Lineker asked the question how can UEFA survive the decision to let Manchester City off
‘RIP FFP’ was spotted trending on Twitter after City’s two-year European ban was lifted
But fans of rival clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester were left hugely angered by the decision with clubs knowing that only a top four finish will do.
And former England international Gary Lineker asked the question how UEFA can survive this decision.
The Match of the Day pundit wrote on Twitter: ‘Hard to see how UEFA’s FFP rules can survive this. In fact, can UEFA survive the ramifications?’
One United supporter took to Twitter to slam the verdict: ‘It’s not a surprise that Man City haven’t been banned. UEFA is as dodgy as the club itself if not more. But we all knew that already.
‘All the decision has done is completely lose the integrity of the Financial Fair Play rule. RIP FFP’
Another fan wrote on Twitter: ‘RIP FFP! You lived and died… without doing anything meaningful!’