Rival fans reckon Man City could end up in League Two over serious FFP breaches – but here’s why that won’t happen – The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY fans may suffer the indignity of a two-year Champions League ban.

But there is no REALISTIC threat of the Etihad outfit being booted out of the Premier League.

Like Uefa, the Prem does have financial rules.

The critical difference, though, is the thinking behind them.

Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules are designed to prevent significant owner funding to underpin the club, although European chiefs’ reluctance to treat PSG the same way as City is a genuine reason for East Manchester anger.

By contrast, the Premier League’s “Profitability and Sustainability” tests are about ensuring there is no repeat of the situations that overtook Leeds United after their grand dreams fell apart or the financial meltdown that sent Portsmouth plunging down the football pyramid.

Prem bosses are not fussed about owner funding, although there is a demand that sponsorship deals, like the £70m deal City have with Abu Dhabi-owned Emirates Airlines, offer full market value.

For a club like City, with its high-profile manager and stars, that is an easy argument to make.

Uefa has found City guilty of disguising the true source of their income but it is unlikely in the extreme that Prem chiefs will be overly fussed. They simply do not do that.

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