This Friday, FIFA dropped a small bomb. The governing body of world football announced that SCO d’Angers (L1) and Paris FC (L2) were fined around 27,300 euros and “A transfer ban at the national and international levels for a registration period due to several violations of the provisions concerning relay transfers, set out in Article 5bis of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players”. Sanctioned, the PFC reacted via a press release published on its official site.
“Today, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctioned the French clubs of Paris FC and Angers SCO with a fine of CHF 30,000 and a recruitment ban for the next transfer window due to a“ transfer- relay ”suspected. Paris FC learned with dismay of this unfounded, unexpected and disproportionate decision because it was taken in the absence of any evidence against it; the club will now endeavor to have its absence of guilt recognized. The two clubs carried out the transfer of Kevin Bemanga in August 2020 in strict compliance with the national and international regulations in force. They have, therefore, nothing to be ashamed of. Faced with this decision, which is not final, the Parisian leaders are determined to study the various existing appeals and will in particular seize the FIFA Appeals Committee as soon as possible in order to assert their rights. Whatever the outcome of this case, the decision rendered today has a clear impact on the image of the club, which does not exclude destabilizing aims that we will deal with in due course ”. To be continued …
🚨 Paris FC official press release
– Paris FC (@ParisFC) April 30, 2021