Manchester City overturned its Twitter ban after a successful appeal, it has emerged.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the ban, but imposed a 10 quid fine and ordered owner Sheikh Mansour to spend 5 minutes on the naughty step.
Paddy Power News understands the social media platform suspended the account after an investigation revealed that 99.8% of the Premier League outfit’s followers are bots.
The verdict by three judges comes after City’s lawyers proved the club was supported by 7 million robots including the likes of C-3PO, Wall-E and The Terminator.
We’re not really here… pic.twitter.com/ktSebnyAd0
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 7, 2020
A full verdict detailing the evidence, expert witness testimony and the judges’ reasons is unlikely to be published until 2085.
A spokesperson for Manchester City said: “The Club wishes to thank the panel members for their diligence and the due process that they administered.
“We also hope they enjoy their stay at the 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.”
Meanwhile, both of Manchester City’s human fans have been advised to telephone the club for any updates whilst its official Twitter account remains suspended.
Bernard Gallagher and Liam Manning, avid followers of the Manchester club since 2008, wondered how they’d keep up-to-date with all the latest news emerging from the Etihad.
It’s understood the pair logged onto Twitter this afternoon expecting to read about City’s latest breach of financial regulations only to discover the account had been suspended.
In a panic, Bernard decided to telephone the club to find out what had happened.
“I jumped on Twitter to see if Grimsby had made a loan bid for John Stones,” he explained.
“At first I thought it was my phone playing up again. I dropped it in a urinal last week and it hasn’t been right since.
“But when I realised the page had been taken down I decided to give the club a ring.
“There’s nothing new to report really. The lady on reception said our defence was still sh*te and Scott Carson’s still knocking about the place looking like he hasn’t slept in a month.”
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