Khaldoon Al Mubarak has accused Javier Tebas of being jealous after the La Liga chief criticized the English team.
Spanish La Liga president Javier Tebas has criticized the way Manchester City does business in the English Premier League.
And today, the City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has called out the “hypocrisy” of Tebas, and his confidence the Citizens will not be punished over Financial Fair Play breach claims.
“He talks about how we distorted the market? There is a hypocrisy in this statement that is ironic,” said Al Mubarak to The National.
“Number one, let’s look at the Spanish league, the time of breaking records on player acquisitions, I mean, who started that?”
“Let’s go back to the world records, (Luis) Figo, (Zinedine) Zidane. These huge jumps in these transfers, where did they happen?” he asked.
“You know, the history, you have to look back at the history of La Liga, a league dominated by two clubs and Mr. Tebas should look back at the history of that league and how distortion that has happened throughout the ages,” he added.
“In the top 10 transfers of all time, Manchester City has not a single player in that, not a single one.”
He explained: “I don’t really take it seriously and I ask our fans to always put it in context.”
“I think there’s something deeply wrong in bringing ethnicity into the conversation.”
“This is just ugly. I think the way he is combining teams because of ethnicity. I find that very disturbing, to be honest,” he said.
“I will not accept for this club to be used as a diversionary tactic on poor investment decisions from other clubs.”
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