ONE Manchester City fan is still fuming with his side surrendering the Premier League title – and took out his frustration by swearing at the Liverpool team bus.
City’s defeat at Chelsea last week confirmed the Reds were the new kings of England.
And the Anfield side’s first game since their league victory was sealed was, ironically, a trip to the team they succeeded as champions.
But after back-to-back wins under Pep Guardiola, one fan made his feelings to Jurgen Klopp’s men pretty clear.
As the Reds’ coach made its way towards the Etihad, the City-supporting bloke, dressed in a black tracksuit and grey trainers, stood in its way and flicked the Vs.
The bus – led by police – came to a standstill but Liverpool’s officials seemed to see the funny side, with one suited man taking a photo on his phone behind the driver.
The supporter did step aside without much protest but continued to shout at the bus as he was given his marching orders.
It was a somewhat different reception from the one Manchester City’s bus received as they arrived at Anfield for the Champions League clash in 2018.
On that night, the City coach was bombarded with bottles, stones and flares.
Jurgen Klopp admitted the “senseless” attack shamed Liverpool and the club had to take responsibility.
But despite the fan’s one-man protest, inside the Etihad, Liverpool received a far more amicable welcome – with a guard of honour for the champions.
Clubs do not have to give a guard of honour, but choose to do so to show respect for the new champions – who won’t lift the trophy until their final home game against Chelsea.
It is not compulsory, but is instead an agreement between the clubs and is therefore not a rule in the Premier League regulations.
But City – who did not get the privilege last term after winning the title on the final day of the season – were happy to oblige with the tradition of welcoming the title winners out for their next match.
Guardiola promised they would do as much last week.
He said: “Of course we are going to do it. We are going to do the guard of honour of course.
“Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and of course we are going to do it because they deserve it.”
By: Joshua Jones
Title: Man City fan stands in front of Liverpool team bus and gives squad V-sign as Premier League champs arrive at Etihad
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12016429/man-city-fan-liverpool-team-bus/
Published Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:02:30 +0000