5 Reasons Why the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations Are a Bad Idea

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5 Reasons Why the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations Are a Bad Idea
UEFA president Michel Platini (Getty Images)

The UEFA Financial Fair Play (FFP) Regulations were first put into play in 2011-12 as a means of leveling the playing field in European football over the next few seasons. The premise is simple: operate a sustainable business model, or face UEFA sanctions.

Clubs that operate at a huge loss thanks to wealthy investors will now be encouraged to break even in order to prevent them from gaining an unfair advantage over less moneyed rivals.

A Belgian agent named Daniel Striani, however, has launched a legal challenge against the FFP rules, arguing that they will restrict the amount of money he can earn. After all, if less clubs are paying less money for star players, there are less 15 percent commissions for him.

While it is virtually impossible to feel sympathy for the plight of an agent, the FFP rules are far from a perfect solution to football's financial problems. Here are five reasons why the new regulations are flawed...

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