Manchester City FINED £260,000 and issued WARNING from FA following Breach of Rules

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have been sanctioned by the Football Association (FA), following a breach of the rules last season.

The breach of rules came following the club’s successful Premier League title win on the last day of the 2021/2022 season, where the Cityzens came from two goals down to win 3-2 on a dramatic final day at the Etihad Stadium.

However, following the final whistle, thousands of fans who witnessed the clash entered the playing area – with the FA now confirming that the Etihad club will received sanctions, including a financial penalty of around £260,000.

An official statement from the league’s governing body released on Friday afternoon read:

“Manchester City has been fined £260,000 and warned about its future conduct for breaching FA Rule E20 after a Premier League game against Aston Villa FC on Sunday 22 May 2022.”

“The club admitted that it failed to ensure its spectators – and all those purporting to be its supporters or followers – conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using threatening and violent behaviour while encroaching onto the pitch after the final whistle.

“An independent Regulatory Commission imposed these sanctions during a subsequent hearing and its written reasons for them will be published in due course.”

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