A MANCHESTER CITY spokesperson, made entirely out of gold, has rejected in the strongest terms possible claims by Der Spiegel newspaper that the club has trodden all over Financial Fair Play rules overseen by UEFA, WWN can confirm.
“Our new endorsement deal from an Abu Dhabi pencil sharpening manufacturer worth $17 billion each year is yet another example of the prudent revenue raising business City conducts on a daily basis,” confirmed the spokesperson from atop an eight foot high golden plinth.
Glistening under TV studio lights, the spokesperson for the reigning Premier League champions has confirmed all revenue raising efforts are entirely legitimate and that leaked emails from the club clearly stating otherwise are not true.
“We’d hardly call that evidence,” added the shiny man before pausing to clear his throat, hundreds of thousands of euro spilling from his mouth in the process, “sorry, something blocking my throat there”.
The revelations that they a high level club like Man City could be breaking the rules of FFP with the aide of then UEFA head Gianni Infantino has been greeted with huge outrage and protests from passionate football fans who are devastated by the thoughts the game they love so much is being corrupted and debased at every turn.
“Meh,” confirmed a large section of football fans before adding they reckon City will smash Shakhtar Donetsk tonight.
Elsewhere, a player playing for a club in the 8th division of the Faroe Islands league has been banned for life by UEFA after drinking an energy drink belonging to a non-official UEFA partner.