Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho expressed his dissatisfaction with the Sports Arbitration Court's abolition of the suspension penalty imposed on Manchester City, stressing that it is a disgrace and a stigma that will destroy the Fair Play initiative.
In February, UEFA decided to ban Manchester City from European participation for two years for violating the rules of fair financial play.
But the sports arbitration court overturned the decision the day before yesterday, Monday, ruling that the English club did not violate the rules of fair financial play, and imposed a fine of 10 million euros on City for not cooperating with the investigations (UEFA).
The British newspaper "Sun" reported that a journalist asked Mourinho yesterday evening during a virtual press conference about his team Tottenham's match against Newcastle today, Thursday, in the framework of the 36th round of the English Premier League, about lifting the penalty for City, and the coach said it was a "shameful decision."
"I think it will be the end of fair financial play, and the court's decision is a stigma whether City is guilty or not, and this decision will turn the transfer market into an open circus and will reduce clubs' observance of the principle of fair play," he added.