Football Leaks/Der Spiegel articles

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  1. BlueDejong

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    Nicolas Sarkozy and the gift to Manchester City
    NOVEMBER 2, 2018 BY YANN PHILIPPIN

    Despite a record financial doping by its shareholder in Abu Dhabi, the British club was only slightly sanctioned by UEFA, thanks to the indulgence of its former secretary general, Gianni Infantino, with the help a special advisor named Nicolas Sarkozy.
     
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    Can we have some English please?
     
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    http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussbal...antino-manchester-city-und-psg-a-1235983.html

    Cash injections past all rules

    The SPIEGEL and the EIC also minutely track down how Infantino, as Secretary General of the UFO, cheated on his own association's investigators to join the Sheikh Manchester City (ManCity) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) sides.

    The two clubs are blatantly controlled by authoritarian governments of stone-rich Gulf states. Records from the Football Leaks data collection prove on several thousand pages,

    how ManCity and PSG have systematically broken Uefa's financial fair play rules for years,
    that Infantino, as Secretary General of the Uefa, gave in to the overwhelming force of Abu Dhabi and Qatar, leaving Manchester and Paris virtually undisturbed,
    that the Uefa did not punish them and did not exclude the two clubs from the Champions League, as they did with smaller clubs,
    that he - actually committed to strict neutrality - met for secret talks with the club bosses from Paris and Manchester,
    that he gave information to the associations and opened the way for "settlements", which he was not allowed to do
    that he was systematically behind his own Uefa checkers.

    shit
     
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    Haha so we're favoured by UEFA?

    What a crock.
     
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    What they going to do ban us from Europe? So fuckin what, we wasn't in Europe for 20 odd years , like I give a shite.
    Fine us? Name your price.
    So you're telling me that after years and years of the champions league that it's only us and PSG who have been naughty?
    Yeah ok then, sounds legit.
     
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    Welcome to the championship !
     
  7. Prestwich_Blue

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    Hahaha. Absolute crock of shit. They did their best to trip us up when it looked like we might get away with it in 2013.
     
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    Surely nothing to worry about here Colin? Possibly even a legal retort by city?
     
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    I can't see how there is. UEFA fucked us over rather than helping us. PSG, on the other hand....
     

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