Former Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher recently demanded all Premier League clubs to be investigated after the league giants Manchester City were charged with alleged breaches of financial regulations.
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The Oasis frontman and brother Noel are arguably City’s most famous fans. The singer also described Prem bosses as “big bullies” amid the ongoing investigation, which involves more than 100 alleged breaches.
“The Premier league are BIG BULLYS [sic]. Investigate 1 Investigate them all you shower of s***.”
The charges relate to breaching financial rules over nine seasons between 2009 and 2018. City have also been charged with breaching rules requiring them to assist in the investigation, from the 2018-2019 campaign to the current season.
The investigation itself started way back in December 2018 and an independent commission will now look into the Premier League’s findings. The commission can issue punishments ranging from expulsion from the Premier League to points deductions, fines and transfer bans.
In response, City said:
“Manchester City FC is surprised by the issuing of these alleged breaches of the Premier League Rules, particularly given the extensive engagement and vast amount of detailed materials that the EPL has been provided with.
“The Club welcomes the review of this matter by an independent Commission, to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence that exists in support of its position.
“As such we look forward to this matter being put to rest once and for all.”
A Premier League statement claims City breached rules requiring them to provide “accurate financial information that gives a true and fair view of the club’s financial position”.
The Prem also accused the Citizens of failing to cooperate and assist with the investigation.
That was prompted following the publishing of leaked documents by Der Spiegel.