Fans of Manchester United and Chelsea have expressed their outrage following the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to lift the two-year UEFA Champions League ban on Manchester City.
On Monday CAS lifted the two-year ban placed on City for breach of financial fair play rule.
City’s ban would have given the team in fifth-place the opportunity to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
But after City were found to have not “disguised equity funding as sponsorship”, the race for top-five just became the race for top-four once more.
And United and Chelsea fans are clearly not happy with the news, now being made to sweat on their participation in next season’s competition.
One took to Twitter to write: “WHAT A JOKE. FFP should be scrapped now.”
While another fumed: “FFS MAN WHAT IS THE POINT OF RULES IF U CAN BREAK EM AND GET AWAY WITH IT??”
Another forlornly wrote: “They broke the rules and it got reduced to nothing this is so messed up”.
One added: “Chelsea will go play Europa!!!!!!”
And another angry fan mused: “FOOTBALL IS FINISHED.”
One fan did seem confident about the pair’s prospects, however, writing: “Leicester not getting CL football”.
City have already sealed second place with three games to go, sitting 12 points above Chelsea.
But then the race gets interesting, with Chelsea third on 60 points, one point above Leicester City in fourth, and two above United in fifth.
However, the side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a crucial game in hand, as they host Southampton on Monday night.