Former Manchester City player Shaun Wright-Phillips thinks it is unfair to take away the English team’s championships because of their Financial Fair Play infractions.
Manchester City has been charged by the English Premier League with breaking more than 100 financial regulations. Should the team be found guilty, they will probably be subject to harsh punishments. Similar infractions resulted in Everton losing 10 points from their current Premier League rankings.
Phillips said to “NewBettingOffers.co.uk” in response to a question concerning the prospect of punishing Manchester City with a point deduction or the loss of some championships: “I don’t think it would be fair to strip Manchester City of their previous titles if they are found guilty of any of the charges against them.”
Even if it was then inscribed in their name, he continued, “I don’t think clubs would want to take these awards away from City in that way. They won’t believe these titles are truly theirs.”
And he went on, “The team should have been handled properly and appropriately, and the players should have performed their role in the way they did to win these titles, regardless of what was going on off the field when these claims first appeared. All that everyone at the club accomplished should not be diminished by what was going on outside.”
It’s worth noting that Manchester City is going through an impressive period in its history, having won the English Premier League title three times in a row. Additionally, they achieved the treble – winning the Champions League, the Premier League, and the FA Cup – during the last season under the management of the Spanish coach Pep Guardiola.