Manchester United And Wolves Fined £257,000 And £100,000 Respectively


Manchester United And Wolverhampton have reportedly been fined £257,000 and £100,000, for FFP Breach and homophobic chants, respectively.

Manchester United And Wolves Fined £257,000 And £100,000 Each
Manchester United And Wolves fined.

The Red Devils were fined 300,000 euros (£257,000) by Uefa for a “minor” breach of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

United are one of the clubs that have seen sanction from UEFA under FFP rules which were put in place between 2019 and 2022.

The Old Trafford giants released a statement following the fine saying that they were “disappointed by the outcome”.

Manchester United also added that the club accepted the fine “for what Uefa acknowledges to be a minor technical breach of its previous Financial Fair Play rules”.

United while explaining the reason for the sanction, added that: “this reflected a change in the way that Uefa adjusted for Covid-19 losses during the 2022 reporting period, which allowed us to recognise only 15m euros of the 281m euros of revenues lost due to the pandemic within the FFP calculation”.

Barcelona on the other hand have also received a fine of 500,000 euros (£428,000) by European football’s governing body.

UEFA revealed that the Spanish Champions were found guilty in 2022 of “wrongly reporting … profits on disposal of intangible assets (other than player transfers) which are not a relevant income under the regulations”.

Teams that were said to have complied with FFP rules in 2022 includes AC Milan, Besiktas, Inter Milan, Marseille, Monaco, Paris St-Germain and Roma.

However, the European football’s governing body confirmed that it “will continue monitoring their compliance with the settlement agreement during next season”.

Wolverhampton Get fined £100,000 After Homophobic Chants Against Chelsea

Wolverhampton Wanderers are another team that have seen sanctioned today, July 14. The club have been fined £100,000 by the FA for homophobic chanting by their fans in a game against Chelsea in April.

Manchester United And Wolves Fined £257,000 And £100,000 Each
Manchester United And Wolves fined.

The incident was reported to have happened in the 61st and 71st minutes by “a large number of supporters for a prolonged period of approximately 20 seconds each”.

The fans in the stadium that day were informed over the PA system that “discriminatory behavior and chants” were not accepted.

Following the chants, three arrest were made for the alleged homophobic chanting.

Football Association (FA) “imposed an action plan and £100,000 fine on Wolverhampton Wanderers for two breaches of FA Rule E21”.

The FA also added that the club admitted the charges of failing to ensure their fans “conduct themselves in an orderly fashion, and do not use words or otherwise behave in a way which is improper, offensive, abusive, indecent, or insulting with either express or implied reference to sexual orientation”.

Unlike Manchester United, Wolves own sanction were caused by their fans but the Red Devils accrued their fine via transfer market dealings.

Also, a Fulham fan earlier this week was banned from football for three years after admitting to homophobic chanting during a game against Chelsea in February.

Chelsea players and their fans have always been the target for such homophobic chants from opposing supporters.

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated that these chants were homophobic and anyone engaging in it is committing a crime.

The FA also wrote in January that it would take disciplinary action against clubs should their fans be found engaging in discriminatory behaviour, including the homophobic chant.


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