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Klopp displeased with Man City escaping European ban

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Manchester City managing to avoid punishment after breaching FFP regulations marks a negative day for football, says Jurgen Klopp.

UEFA imposed a two-year European football ban on Manchester City after finding them guilty of violating the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

However, on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Man City were cleared of UEFA’s accusations and subsequently had the severe punishment taken away. Furthermore, the fine imposed on them was reduced from €30m to €10 million.

Questions have been raised as to whether clubs would still care to abide by the FFP rules following the controversial decision by the CAS.

Ahead of the Arsenal clash, Jurgen Klopp has raised a similar issue while expressing his disappointment with the decision.

“I don’t know if I can answer it. It’s a serious subject,” Klopp told when asked to comment on Man City’s situation [via Express].

“FFP is a good idea – but it’s not up to me to judge it. I just think we should all stick to FFP rules. It is there for protecting teams and the competition so that nobody overspends and have to make sure the money they want to spend is based on the right sources.

“I don’t think it was a good day for football yesterday, to be honest.”