Date: 6th June 2008 at 3:14pm
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Sports lawyer Mel Goldberg told the press that United may report Real to FIFA but they will achieve none with it.

The club threatened the white bastards after their persistent and ultimately successful attempts to unsettle Ronaldo really rattled Fergie and Queiroz. Yet they won’t be punished too severely even if the report happens and they are found guilty.

‘If Real Madrid are reported to FIFA, they will probably get a rap on the knuckles.

‘I don’t know whether they would be expelled from, for example, the European Cup or whether they would be deducted points in the league.

‘What FIFA would probably say is you cannot keep a player against his will if he is not happy and wants to go elsewhere.

‘They would give some minor castigation and the deal would go through.’


In other words: FIFA have time for creating grand scales in order to ensure the Premier League’s demise yet they do not have the spine to stand up to the world’s most powerful club and uphold the rules even against them. No surprises there.