FFP Saga continues

Updated: Jun 8, 2019


UEFA delay punishment for AC Milan.

In regards to the Financial Fair Play punishment awaiting the Rossoneri, UEFA has issued the following statement:


"The suspension of the proceedings will remain in place until after the issuance of the award in the ongoing CAS case.

The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Adjudicatory Chamber has issued a procedural order suspending the proceedings against AC Milan regarding its failure to comply with the break-even requirement during the current monitoring period assessed in the 2018/19 season and covering the reporting periods ending in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The suspension of the proceedings will remain in place until after the issuance of the award in the ongoing CAS proceedings dealing with the sanction imposed on the club for failing to comply with the break-even requirement for the reporting periods ending in 2015, 2016 and 2017."


So while this might seem a like a victory for Milan, it’s really not.

The problem with kicking the penalty down the road is that eventually Milan will get punished, so might as well get it over with now and move on with life. If it means Milan misses out on the Europa League this season, so be it. It’s better to loose out on Europa League this season and concentrate on Serie A rather than compete in both competitions, get bounced, and then find out that UEFA is kicking Milan out of the Champions League next year. The Europa League isn’t a lucrative enough competition to risk missing out on Champions League football down the road.