FIFA Explains Why Chelsea Was Punished, Man City Pardoned

A FIFA spokesman has explained why City escaped a ban despite being found guilty of breaking rules on signing young players, unlike the harsh punishment the Blues received.

City was only fined £315,000 by FIFA after “accepting its responsibility” over the breach of regulations surrounding their acquisition of under-18s.

While Chelsea faced banned for the same similar offence, is this a fair judgement by FIFA? Lets hear you.

 

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  • It is only fair if Chealsea refuses to "accept their responsibilities". If Chealsea was penalized with a fee and didn't comply, then FIFA ought to have done the right thing because City complied.

    - Ekemini Innocent - 2019-08-16 22:03:10 Quote

  • FIFA as a Governing body knows best,but I think the transfer ban on City was lifted because they accepted responsibility 

    - Michael Olatunji - 2019-08-16 22:09:19 Quote

  • Its not fair, one thing we know for sure is that, though FIFA strives hard to maintain a corrupt free body but there are some element of corruption roaming around the organization.

    When you have respected and experienced coaches like Guardiola in a team then you dont always expect to have thesame judgement.

    - Lubem Terzungwe - 2019-08-16 22:21:35 Quote

  • Okay, 

    breaking rules on signing young players, unlike the harsh punishment the Blues received.

    City was only fined £315,000 by FIFA after “accepting its responsibility” over the breach of regulations surrounding

    - Abbas Harun - 2019-08-16 22:47:08 Quote

  • This does seem like a biased judgment. FIFA should indeed release a statement stating why with transparency. 

    - Adebowale Oluwafisayomi - 2019-08-16 23:26:35 Quote

  • When what the Fifa expected from Chelsea football club is to Accept the Charged so that they can be fined but they refused to Accept the Charged that they signed a Minor and issue was taking to Court so they lost the case and was sanctioned with ban While Manchester city quickly accept their fault Nd they fined them. 

    - Olayiwola Aliu - 2019-08-17 06:40:35 Quote

  • But that was unfair in a way, why will Chelsea be banned alone if they committed the same crime with Manchester City and City has only to be fined 

    - Ikpa Iorwuese - 2019-08-17 07:12:53 Quote

  • In my opinion in references to the topic, why Chelsea was punished and man city pardoned in the same offences committed.

        In any organization in a country, there is rule and regulations must be obey to achieved a reasonable aims. But when the rules is broken by any hierarchy, punishment opposed follows with fines. Now, in this case where two football club of different hierarchy commits the same offences and there after one is favour to the other look injustice to the ear of any humanbeing.

    I guess that, in this case judgment was passed in farvour of one due to numbers of the same offences committed over the other one.

    - Oghenevweta Oghenerukevwe Sunday - 2019-08-17 08:18:37 Quote

  • I don't think there is anything like favouritism here. It could be as a result of their defense before the disciplinary committee.

    - Enebi Dickson - 2019-08-17 08:49:28 Quote

  • if FIFA can accept such money from man city to pardon them why can't they pardon Chelsea too 

    does it mean that Chelsea can't afford such amount of money

    - David Chinecherem - 2019-08-17 09:08:20 Quote

  • FIFA is a well organized body with rules and regulations guiding their responsibilities. By criticacritically evaluation similar event you may notice a little difference from the other event. And the way of their punishment may be different too

    - Gentle Friday - 2019-08-17 09:41:14 Quote

  • Well it is not fair. Every club should receive equal punishment for same offense. Partially should not be found in the highest body of football. What is FIFA teacher us?

    - Jeremiah Agu Chibueze - 2019-08-17 11:59:21 Quote

  • well is no longer news that fifa is corrupt and one of the driving force of corruption is money. which city have in abondance

    - Majeed Ibrahim - 2019-08-17 13:11:59 Quote

  • FIFA has banned Nigeria’s former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia for life over bribery and manipulation of matches at the international level, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

    In addition to being banned from all football related activity for life, Siasia was also handed a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000, 46,000 euros).

    - Vincent Ajala - 2019-08-17 15:37:09 Quote

  • But that was unfair in a way, why will Chelsea be banned alone if they committed the same crime with Manchester City

    - Olutope Afolayan - 2019-08-19 08:46:30 Quote

  • The harsh part of this crime Chelsea fc is suffering is that the player is know longer their player. I just hope we will be able to appeal this So that we can make signings in the next transfer window.

    - Saviour Ekwere - 2019-08-20 08:53:27 Quote

  • It's not fair only if Chelsea didn't accept their responsibilities and comply.

    - Francis Chidera - 2019-08-22 10:06:58 Quote

  • Am  still asking myself why they had to barn Chelsea and pardon man city......or does it mean that Chelsea dont have that type of money or what

    - Ikenga Dominic Chukwuemeka - 2019-08-22 12:58:36 Quote

  • Same offense? Yes, Manchester City was accused and they plead guilty, Chelsea otherwise didn't, they even push for a trail which actually led to them being band. 

    - Ibrahim Obipehin - 2019-08-22 13:58:54 Quote

  • I think Chelsea was not pardoned because they didn't take responsibility for there offense 

    - oreoluwa aikulola - 2019-08-24 09:50:41 Quote

  • Chelsea should have just admitted what they did was wrong but nevertheless I'm sure they are not going to be relegated and there would be enough money to sign good players next transfer window

    - Nicholas Foley - 2019-08-27 10:49:44 Quote

  • so you're saying the difference between there offence is because Manchester city admits and Chelsea didn't admit...

    The score ain't settled and I hope something like this won't happen in future because they are the footballing bodies the my shouldn't be bias 

    - Akinade Taiwo - 2019-08-31 06:45:19 Quote

  • Its not fair, one thing we know for sure is that, though FIFA strives hard to maintain a corrupt free body but there are some element of corruption roaming around the organization.

    - Okechukwu Jude - 2019-09-03 16:26:08 Quote


  • VAR has made four mistakes so far during the Premier League season, referees' chief Mike Riley has admitted.

    The examples, which include Fabian Schar's equaliser for Newcastle against Watford and Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans' apparent stamp on Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, were discussed in Thursday's meeting of Premier League shareholders.

    The other two errors were the referee's decision not to award Manchester City a penalty when Jefferson Lerma stood on David Silva's foot in the Bournemouth box and a decision not to give West Ham a penalty when Sebastien Haller was brought down by Norwich's Tom Trybull.

    Riley, the managing director of the elite refereeing body, PGMOL told Sky Sports News: "We are learning as we go along and we are constantly improving.

    "Out of the four match rounds, there have been some really good examples where we have intervened. There have been six incidents where VAR has advised the referee and we have got a better decision as a result.

    "There were four incidents where VAR didn't intervene and had they done, we would have a better understanding of the role VAR plays in the game. [The mistakes] are all about the judgement of VAR and the process that we adopt.

    "These are examples where VAR could have had a benefit and intervened to help the referee on the day

    - Samuel Jerry - 2019-09-13 09:18:21 Quote

  • if FIFA can accept such money from man city to pardon them why can't they pardon Chelsea too 

    does it mean that Chelsea can't afford such amount of money

    - Agho Christian - 2019-09-16 21:06:53 Quote

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