Conor Benn compares his situation to Manchester City’s as the verdict looms
In an unexpected link of two of British sport’s recent biggest stories, Conor Benn used a quote from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to highlight his own situation. .
The club are accused of more than 100 violations of the Premier League’s financial fair play rules and the maximum penalties include expulsion from the top flight division.
Benn, meanwhile, remains in limbo following news of two failed drug tests in 2022. The failure from the reports has been huge, and many boxers and fans alike consider him a scammer. He has asserted that he is a pure fighter.
The undefeated welder responded to a tweet from Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, which included quote from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. In it, the Spaniard said everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
“In the UK, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. This didn’t happen…so they didn’t wait. But please let us fend for ourselves.”
Benn responded, hinting that he had been found guilty before the verdict.
“No, they are not Pep!”
No, they are not Pep!
– Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) February 10, 2023
The exchange decided the point that Benn has found difficult to make since his failed doping tests were reported. He has previously stated that he will never forgive those in the sport who have deemed him guilty.
He is awaiting news from the WBC, who are said to be ready to draw conclusions for their investigation into his first failed doping test. Rumor has it that they will rule in favor of the boxer and accept him back into the world rankings.
Another investigation – this time carried out by the British Boxing Control Board – appears to be far from complete, with the Council claiming it has no material information while Benn alluded to legal action. against them.
What both cases perhaps most striking, however, is the lack of transparency in the world of high-profile sports in general, with fans often left in the dark when influential decisions are made. show.