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Bayern CEO wants playing licence, points penalties for FFP breachers

Bayern CEO wants playing licence, points penalties for FFP breachers
From ESPN - October 10, 2017

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for stronger measures for those clubs in breach of financial fair play (FFP) regulations.

Amid UEFA's ongoing formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain's big spending this summer, there have been calls from German football in recent weeks to hit those in breach of FFP with harsher punishments than a fine.

Speaking at a Bundesliga summit, Rummenigge suggested the Qatar Sports Investments-financed PSG as well as Manchester City, who are controlled by Abu Dhabi United Group, could be bending the rules.

"If I have owners like them, money is relative," Rummenigge said. "You will only hurt them if you revoke the playing licence or deduct points."

Rummenigge was echoing his Borussia Dortmund counterpart Hans-Joachim Watzke, who previously called on UEFA to deduct points from overspending clubs by arguing that the owners "laugh" at fines.

Rummenigge, who left his post as the chairman of the European Club Association last month, added that he fully trusted UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin to apply the right measures.

He did, however, warn that should the governing body fail "to adjust its FFP regulations and take care of an equitable use," this could lead to a fall of the German "50+1" rule to ensure the Bundesliga clubs remain competitive in Europe.

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