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Football fans around the world were shocked after the Premier League released a statement accusing Manchester City of nearly 100 charges of financial wrongdoings over the last ten years. Reacting to these accusations, the club released a statement confirming their full support of the investigation. 

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But Man City fans were furious with these claims. Hence while expressing their anger, Cityzens were heard booing the Premier League anthem ahead of the game against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium. As the anthem continued, fans started chanting City!, City!, City! Expressing their displeasure. 

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Going back to the accusations, the EPL referred the club to a commission over possible breaches between the 2009-10 and 2017-18 seasons. In 2020, City managed to overturn a two-year ban which was based on similar charges from European club competitions by going Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

This action was taken after UEFA ruled that Man City committed "serious breaches" of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations between 2012 and 2016. Uefa initially wanted to ban City for two years but later only could fine the club €30 million (about £27 million) for alleged financial fair play breaches connected to sponsorship payments.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola addressed these accusations, in the press conference ahead of the Aston Villa game. He spoke about how the club has done no wrong and will fight this case as they did against UEFA. 

Guardiola said, “I am not moving from this seat, I want to stay. More than ever, I’m sure. They did not lie to me. Look what happened with UEFA, we did not do anything wrong. Why should I not trust my people?”.

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