- 30 May 2004
- Team supported
- ABU & The Bus Wreckers
No way could he have written that, the man is illiterate.Spitty in the Telegraph....
Yes, Man City have a persecution complex but Jurgen Klopp was wrong to call FFP verdict 'not good for football'
"But disagreeing with the rules is no justification for obstructing investigators examining if a club has broken them.
City’s gleeful response to a reduced punishment of £9 million based on technical deficiencies in the disciplinary process exposed the depth of their persecution complex.
Upon hearing the verdict, they reacted with the joy you expect when a club wins a trophy, Pep Guardiola posting a selfie before setting his sights on Uefa for trying to implement rules and the clubs pressuring the governing body to do so.
The most laughable image is of City being a lilywhite organisation subject to attack from a hostile cabal of eight elite clubs. For the record, one of the eight clubs is Burnley. I am not sure how City, or those pleading on City’s behalf, can make the argument they are revolutionaries fighting the system and keep a straight face. Oil-rich sovereign nations are not and never will be ‘plucky underdogs’.
Add to that the content of an email from a City lawyer joking about the death of one of Uefa’s overseers and, whatever the rights and wrongs of how those documents were obtained and leaked, you find yourself in danger of losing balance on that moral high ground.
In summary, the outrage towards City and City’s outrage is pure tribalism. It demeans everyone when the juvenile spats of social or even mainstream media are encouraged and fed by the clubs."