Manchester City have been fined over 0.015 percent of their annual turnover for failing to control their players, all of whom earn more than that amount every week. City somehow kept a straight face when announcing that they accept the pitiful punishment and denied that they will pay up using actual peanuts.
The incident that led to the fine saw the entire team surround the referee and behave like enraged wives whose husbands had forgotten to put the bins out.
Similar behaviour by footballers who play for other Premier League clubs have been punished with sendings off and lengthy bans for the offending players. However, Man City’s owners claim to be supportive of a sympathetic approach to breaking the rules, and are not at all in favour of repressive regimes that practice torture or impose punitive prison sentences for example.