UEFA FFP investigation into 2014 filings - CAS confirm that City have appealed- Update Pg. 848

Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by razman, 7 Mar 2019.

  1. George Hannah

    George Hannah

    Joined:
    19 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    14,704
    Location:
    The Barcelona of the North
    There is a link in that article to one from Banned Dan last year in which he sneers that City fans don't believe him and the rest of the haters:

    "With their team the reigning Premier League champions, top of the league, and known for playing some of the best football that the English game has seen, most City supporters will refuse to allow allegations that their club deceived Uefa over financial fair play (FFP) rules to detract from pride in their club.

    Nor will claims - however concerning - that executives ignored internal warnings about the reputational risk of striking a sponsorship deal with a Dubai-based construction company accused of mistreating migrant workers, and that a director sought to delay a response to a Freedom of Information request from a respected human rights expert over a commercial deal with the city council, have spoiled the fans' enjoyment of yet another convincing victory.

    City supporters are used to such scrutiny of course. They have grown accustomed to the suggestion that owner Sheikh Mansour's spending spree over the past 10 years has devalued their on-field achievements and enabled them to buy success. That their club is being used as a form of 'soft-power', to improve the image of a repressive regime in the United Arab Emirates that continues to be accused of human rights abuses."

    This cockroach's other droppings also continue to sprinkled into BBC coverage - somebody should complain about him ;)
     
    Last edited: 20 Sep 2019
    Tim of the Oak likes this.
  2. Tim of the Oak

    Tim of the Oak

    Joined:
    29 Dec 2012
    Messages:
    9,490
    I must have missed the change in the legislation to make a delayed (allegedly) response to a freedom of information request a major crime.

    Shame the media haven’t paid enough attention to the threat made to Karius, Robertson etc from those brilliant fans at the Cult Club.
     
    George Hannah likes this.
  3. bobbyowenquiff

    bobbyowenquiff

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    2,484
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Another misleaading and unbalanced article by the BBC which focuses only on City and PSG (I wonder why?) According to previous reports abroad the Pinto investigation is primarily into the alleged extortion attempts against Portugese football clubs and other agencies. The main targets for this were Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. He is also involved in the Ronaldo rape case and lots of allegations involving dozens of other indivuduals. The BBC has produced a partial version of events saying Pinto claims to be a whistleblower and mentioning only City and PSG. The implication is that somehow Pinto is the victim in all this. Given the huge sums of money involved (and found in his bank accounts) the whistle blower claim will not wash with anyone. It is now clear that this case is why UEFA are (sensibly) delaying their decision on any action. Will this be accurately reported in the UK media? I don't think so.
     
    laserblue and Dave S like this.
  4. Jazzman

    Jazzman

    Joined:
    3 Jun 2014
    Messages:
    3,405
    Location:
    München
    Der Spiegel is no different. They call him a whistleblower at all possible occasions. It is clearly an attempt to place this word into the context of Pinto to brainwash the masses and to make their own articles more trustworthy. They even brought an article saying that in Germany Pinto would not be in jail. Now think a little about that. It is almost racism to imply that the Portuguese law system is somehow corrupt and in Germany everything is better.
     
  5. bobbyowenquiff

    bobbyowenquiff

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    2,484
    Location:
    Lancashire
    It was Pinto's lawyer who claimed Pinto "should not be in jail." His most famous previous client was Julian Assange. That didn't go so well.
    What is interesting is that the football leaks cache has been described as one of the world's biggest ever data hacks but only a small fraction has been published by Der Spiegel. I wonder what is in the rest of the data? This saga would make a great movie.
     
  6. Jacko1956

    Jacko1956

    Joined:
    4 Aug 2014
    Messages:
    407
    Would explain why UEFA havent made any statement on what was considered our due punishment, hardly a valid case if this terd finished up in the clink
     
  7. Clubber

    Clubber

    Joined:
    19 Jan 2009
    Messages:
    3,675
    Location:
    Under your bed, playing Monopoly with the Bogeyman
    Sorry for my ignorance, and it may already have been mentioned in this 850+ thread (There is no way I'm trawling back through all this), but if Der Spiegel gave any money or incentive for Pinto to give them this data, surely this would be at a minimum, handling stolen goods. They are basically supporting illegal activity.

    If Pinto gave it over free of charge, under the guise of whistle blower, I suppose this would negate my above comment mind.
     
  8. aguero93:20

    aguero93:20

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2013
    Messages:
    72,434
    Location:
    The Guardiola Circle Jerk
    Team supported:
    Team Pep
    Apparently they're going to sentence him to be a rag fan. So at least 20 years of misery.
     
    cheekybids and NorthamptonBlue like this.
  9. bobbyowenquiff

    bobbyowenquiff

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    2,484
    Location:
    Lancashire
    It's not clear if Der Spiegel paid for the information but I think it is unlikely. Pinto has been accused to trying to extort money out of organisations, including football clubs, by hacking their data and then threatening to release emabarrassing details to the media. If they don't pay up then it gets leaked. The only people who pay are those who have been blackmailed, ie not the media.
    What is clear is that lots of stories have appeared across Europe revealing players' salaries (like Sanchez); tax evasion (like Mourhinho); rape allegations (Ronaldo); and some of City's emails. Pinto has been accused of doing this on an industrial scale and was caught when he tried to transfer large sums of money to and from his bank accounts. The UK media has pretty much ignored this part of the story for the last two years and have chosen instead to focus almost entirely on UEFA's investigation into City which is based on seven-year-old accounts and insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
     
    cheekybids and Dave S like this.
  10. Tim of the Oak

    Tim of the Oak

    Joined:
    29 Dec 2012
    Messages:
    9,490
    He’s only just been charged but all the cons will know he’s got a big wad of cash burning a hole in his pocket so I wouldn’t fancy Pinto’s chances if he goes inside. Maybe he can buy protection if he can access some of his funds.
     
    cheekybids likes this.

Share This Page