"They’re financed by the oil industry!” - La Liga chief launches attack on Man City and UEFA ban

La Liga President Javier Tebas has rekindled the feud between himself and the two clubs he cites as “state-owned clubs” - Manchester City and Ligue 1 giants, PSG.
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La Liga President Javier Tebas has rekindled the feud between himself and the two clubs he cites as “state-owned clubs” - Manchester City and Ligue 1 giants, PSG.

Tebas has previously stated his disregard for the two clubs, after UEFA unsuccessfully attempted to ban Manchester City from the Champions League following an alleged breach of Financial Fair Play rules.

In quotes provided by the Daily Mail on the subject of Financial FairPlay, Tebas had this to say:

"If my level of confidence [in FFP] is based on what has happened in recent years, then it's low. But if it is based on the hope of [Aleksander] Ceferin enforcing economic control and ensuring that the rules are fulfilled, then it's different..."

He went on to say, "The FFP rules are not the best, but I would be satisfied with them just being met and there not being clubs evading them on all sides; that there isn't a Manchester City or a PSG."

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The Athletic’s Matt Slater also relayed segments of Tebas' media conference, where the La Liga chief pointed out the alleged illegality of the two clubs' funding. “State-owned clubs like PSG and Man City.”

Tebas claims that unlike other clubs, they are able to keep “buying the best players because they’re financed by the oil industry and their special, not strictly legal funding methods.”

However, unfortunately for the La Liga President, he may need to focus his efforts of sticking it to the man closer to home.

Not only has Barcelona's former club president and a handful of executives been arrested for corruption this week, but La Liga poster-boy Real Madrid was only launched to their extremely high pedestal on the back of a relatively controversial regime to say the very least. 

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