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Manchester City: Fans fume following UEFA fine

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Fans of Manchester City have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that City have been fined by UEFA for a “kit infringement” violation during their victory over Real Madrid.

According to AP sports writer Graham Dunbar, UEFA have fined Manchester City €3,000 (£2,658) after citing a rule with regards to the size of sponsor logos on warm-up jackets, relating to City’s anthem jacket before their 2-1 win at Real Madrid in February.

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In reaction to the reports, which were relayed by Man City Xtra on Twitter, fans of the club have flocked to have their say on the matter, with many claiming that UEFA’s actions are not surprising, while others have stated their belief that the new fine is evidence of the bias against Manchester City that football’s European governing body supposedly hold.

What do we think?

While the fine of €3,000 is a relatively small price to pay, it would appear that many City fans feel that new fine is just another way for UEFA to punish the club, following the regulatory body banning Pep Guardiola’s side from playing Champions League football for two years.

The ban, as well as a more substantial fine of €30 million (£26.6 million), came after it was found that City had seriously misled UEFA via falsely inflated sponsorship revenues, while also breaking financial fair play rules.

While City are appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the ban imposed by UEFA, the hearing is yet to be heard due to the current climate, leaving City fans in the lurch as to whether their side will be playing Champions League football next year.

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Football Writer for Snack Media