Manchester City Fined €3,000 By UEFA For Kit Issue

Wednesday, 1 April 2020
No, this is not an April Fool's Day joke. Manchester City have been fined €3,000 for an issue with their kit during the Champions League game with Real Madrid last month.

This has nothing to do with Man City's other UEFA fine. On February 16 2020, UEFA announced that Manchester City has been banned from European competition for two years (2020/21 and 2021/22) and fined €30 million because of breaking their Financial Fair Play rules.

Manchester City Wears Too Large Sponsor Logo On Jacket Ahead Of Match

UEFA revealed on Wednesday that Manchester City had broken Article 29.02 of their Equipment Regulation., which is about sponsor advertising on anthem jackets and non-playing attire tops.

The jacket City wore for the walk onto the pitch 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.

"Only one single element of sponsor advertising is permitted, in the following maximum sizes:

a) 20cm² on anthem jackets;
b) 200cm² on all other non-playing attire tops."

The €3,000 (£2,650) payment must now be made within 90 days.

City were deemed to have breached this rule and because it was not their first offense were fined rather than simply warned.

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