Manchester United Charged for Anti-Doping Infringements
Manchester United Football Club have been charged by UEFA for anti-doping violations concerning two players. Phil Jones and Daley Blind were both found guilty of breaching the governing body's doping regulations after the Europa League final in May.
Every player designated to undergo a doping control procedure is personally responsible for reporting immediately to the doping control station as notified.
Defender Phil Jones has been charged with ‘insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer, as well as for a lack of cooperation and respect towards the doping control procedure’. He has been banned for two games and fined €5,000.
Daley Blind has been charged with non-compliance, as he didn’t report immediately to the doping control station as notified. He has received a €5,000 fine. There is no suggestion that either player was guilty of doping.
Manchester United have also been fined €10,000 and have three days to appeal against the decision.
The full UEFA statement can be found here.
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