Hoeness demands consistency from Platini and co.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness said in an interview broadcast on Tuesday that UEFA President Michel Platini has to make sure there is consistency with the Financial Fair Play regulations.
“If Platini is consistent, he must kick two big clubs out of the Champions League in the coming years in order to set an example. It doesn’t help anyone to kick Malaga out,” he told Austrian broadcaster Servus TV.
Under the regulations, UEFA banned Malaga from all European competitions for next season due to financial arrears but the Champions League quarter-finalists have said they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
UEFA brought in the regulations after a 2009 review showed more than half of 655 European clubs had made a loss the previous year, while at least 20 percent of clubs surveyed were believed to be in actual financial peril.
Hoeness has said he is curious to see how Platini and UEFA now deal with Europe’s big-spending clubs, many of whom had resisted the introduction of the regulations, which came into force last season.
The Bayern boss said he would be watching closely to see how Platini would deal with “his friends in Paris, Milan and England at Manchester City, who have three-quarters of a billion worth of debt”.
Bayern Munich are one of the healthiest clubs in Europe having posted a turnover of 373.4 million euros ($490 million, £318.6 million) for the 2011-12 season with profit after tax of 11.1 million euros.