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Chelsea insist on punishing former player

Timothy Aiyeku



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Chelsea have insisted on punishing their former player Adrian Mutu.

The former Romanian forward had prayed the court to reverse the ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) given in July 2009.

Mutu was meant to pay his former employers £15.2m after a failed drug test that was dismissed by the European Court of Human Right, ECHR.

It would be recalled that the drug test was monitored by the English FA in October 2004.

For breaching his contract agreement with Chelsea after testing positive for traces of cocaine, FIFA mandated that Mutu compensate the Blues and the stand of the world football governing body was upheld by CAS.

Mutu had cried foul in CAS’s judgement having found out that members of the panel during his appeal was a partner in a law firm that represented the interest of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. He argued that the ruling against him was unfair.

Since leaving Chelsea, Mutu have played for a number of clubs including Juventus, Fiorentina and Pune City.

The London side are expected to cash in £15.2m from the player should he fail to appeal other judgements.

Chelsea are one of the most stable club in terms to financial capability but they are bent on punishing Mutu.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.