La Liga president hits out at CAS after Man City European ban is lifted

La Liga president Javier Tebas has blasted the CAS for lifting the European ban of Manchester City on Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that they have lifted Man City’s two-year suspension from playing European football after they decided the English giants did not breach the rules of Financial Fair Play.

Not only did the CAS lift the ban from Europe, they also lowered the fine City will have to pay to the UEFA from €30m to €10m. Tebas is furious with the decision made by CAS, claiming that the European court was not fit for purpose. “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football,” Tebas told the BBC. “Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration, the CAS is not up to standard.”

This is not the first time the Spanish league chief has been outspoken over Manchester City. In February he reacted positive when the UEFA decided to ban City from Europe. “UEFA is finally taking decisive action,” Tebas wrote on his Twitter account. “Enforcing the rules of financial fair play and punishing financial doping is essential for the future of football.”