FA not investigating Klopp comments

FA not investigating Klopp comments

Jurgen Klopp was sent off against Manchester City for berating a referee’s assistant when a foul was not given

The Football Association will not investigate Jurgen Klopp’s comments about Manchester City, Newcastle and Paris St-Germain.

Klopp had said the three clubs could ‘do whatever they want financially’.

“In this specific case, I don’t feel that at all,” he said.

“I know myself. You can’t hit with something that’s miles away from my personality.”

It is understood the FA’s position is backed by anti-discrimination groups, who believe it would be difficult to prove City’s claim.

They believe that the fact that there is no mention of race, ethnicity, nationality or culture by Klopp would support the German’s defense of being linked solely to allegations of perceived financial disparity and how that could affect the competitiveness of football.

Klopp, who was charged by the FA for his behavior on the touchline in the win over Manchester City, said: “There are three clubs in world football who can do whatever they want financially. It’s legal and all, fine, but they can do whatever they want .”

He added: “Newcastle [sporting director Dan Ashworth] says there is no cap for the club, he is right, there is no cap for Newcastle – congratulations, some other clubs have caps. We can’t do like them, it’s not possible.”

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