Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has lashed out at the club’s critics, following more than a hundred accusations leveled against the club by the Premier League for financial rule violations.
According to Khaldoon, the criticisms are incredibly frustrating and affect not only the management team but also the players.
”The criticism is directed not just at the management staff but also at the players on the field. What these players have accomplished this season is remarkable, and I hope people judge them based on their performance in all competitions,” Al Mubarak noted.
In February, the Premier League referred the case of the recent treble champions to an independent committee after they were accused of more than 100 financial rule infractions spanning the years 2009–10 to 2017–18.
City were also charged with failing to comply with the investigation since it began in December 2018 but the club have officially denied the allegations.
Chairman Al Mubarak stated in an interview with the club’s official media channels during his yearly chairman’s address, that he has very strong views on the charges but is unable to speak at the moment because the case is ongoing.
“Obviously, I can’t talk about them for legal reasons.” “When the case is finished, I’ll give you my very blunt opinions,” he stated.
If found guilty, City could lose the three Premier League titles they won from 2009 to 2018 and additionally receive an expulsion out of the League.