Manchester City in hot water with UEFA again as they pick up logo fine

Manchester City are in hot water with UEFA again… but this time it’s because the tiny sponsor logo on their anthem jacket JUST exceeded the 20cm limit!

  • Manchester City have been slapped with a €3,000 (£2,650) fine by UEFA
  • They have already been banned from Europe for two seasons but this is different
  • Instead of FFP sanctions, this fine is because tiny sponsor logo exceeded 20cm
  • The ‘Marathon Bet’ logo underneath badge on anthem jacket is the offending kit 

Manchester City are in hot water with UEFA again, just months after their alleged Financial Fair Play breach landed them with a two-year European ban.

This time though, the offence is something far more trivial after they were slapped with a £2,650 fine – because a tiny sponsor logo slightly exceeded the 20cm limit.

UEFA revealed on Wednesday that Manchester City had broken Article 29.02 of their code, which relates to sponsor advertising on anthem jackets and non-playing attire tops. 

Manchester City have been fined by UEFA over their tiny sponsor’s logo underneath the badge

This kit, that City wear for the walk onto the pitch and while the Champions League anthem plays, has a tiny Marathon Bet logo just underneath the club crest.

Any sponsor logo on the anthem jacket must be smaller than 20cm, and UEFA have adjudged that City broke the rule, and they have now been fined.

The €3,000 (£2,650) payment must now be made within 90 days or City risk feeling to wrath of the European governing body once more.

The club are still reeling from the two-year ban handed to them for alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations, with their case still being dealt with by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Article 29.02 relates to equipment regulations and City have been fined £2,650 by UEFA

The diagram on the left from UEFA shows the 20cm limit City failed to adhere to on their kit

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